The Museum

Historical Treasure & National Landmark

The Keeler Tavern Museum has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers and the home of noted architect Cass Gilbert. In 1966, a group of interested residents in Ridgefield decided to preserve its rich history and established it as a museum.

Step back into history and feel the past come alive when you visit the museum. Our museum interpreters will ensure that you enjoy your tour through each room setting, which accurately portrays life in rural Connecticut from the early 18th century to the mid 20th century. Its rooms are decorated with period furnishings and the exhibits are ever changing so as to fully display the Museum’s collection. They may even show you the cannonball that is still lodged in an outer wall of the museum!

You will also tour the classic Cass Gilbert Garden House, which he built in 1915 for his wife, Julia, and overlooks a brick walled garden with reflecting pool and rose arbors.


The Keeler Tavern Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places – District, and State Register of Historic Places. Photographs prohibited unless prior permission is obtained. Please contact Mary Ann Connors, or by phone at 203.438.5485, for more information.