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Stony Creek Museum

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Definitely worth the stop

What a sweet little museum! Tiny, but full of history of a special part of the CT shoreline. Staff... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Chris G
Guilford, Connecticut
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Great Museum !

This museum shows much of the history of Stony Creek. They consistly change the themes to reflect... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Branford, Connecticut
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27 Aug 2018
“Definitely worth the stop”
9 Jul 2018
“Great Museum !”
The Stony Creek Museum celebrates the history of a small seaside village where European immigrants settled to quarry the famous pink granite used in the base of the Statue of Liberty and many Manhattan skyscrapers. The beautiful Thimble Islands...more
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84 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405-5744
+1 203-481-9369
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

What a sweet little museum! Tiny, but full of history of a special part of the CT shoreline. Staff were friendly and knowlegeable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum shows much of the history of Stony Creek. They consistly change the themes to reflect the beautiful and unique village. The theme now is "Greating Cards" and it is well presented.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great history and great staff very knowledgeable. This museum tells the history of the Branford Area and the pink stone quarry. The Base of the Statue of Liberty comes from the pink stone quarry down in Branford. A must see.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A good guide........stop here first. They have video and huge interesting pictures and best of all great info on the Architects responsible for granite spaces. Super for children too.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Whatszat
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Really nice museum about the history of Stony Creek. Artifacts, explanations and a guide from the area.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 28 October 2015

the museum is small, but very quaint. The tour person was very informative and It is free! They only take donations. There was an old quarry nearby and they have some cool items displayed.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Therese D
Reviewed 15 August 2015

A visit to the Thimbles should be accompanied by a visit to the Stony Creek Museum so that you can get a sense of the rich history of the community. Changing exhibits always reveal fascinating details about the quarries, the history of the town, and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Charming local museum at the gateway to the village of Stony Creek. Focuses on local history with excellent exhibits and knowledgable volunteers, whose families have lived in the area for generations. Exhibits highlight quarry industry, shell fishing, boating, local commerce, and much, much more. Recent...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This delightful museum reflected so much of what makes Stony Creek a special place: long history of hard working skilled trades; beautiful homes and views; honest, forthright people; multi-generations putting down deep roots. I lived in Stony Creek from 1967-1977 and have come to love...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank snappytoes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This museum is in an old firehouse. While not very large, the exhibit that we saw, about the hurricane of 1938 was fascinating. They also had a recently discovered trunk from a quarry worker that was on display. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank mimibev
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