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Knights of Columbus Museum

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Address: 1 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6702
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+1 203-865-0400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A journey through history, art & faith.

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Free entrance and free parking underneath the building close to downtown New Haven, wonderful, changing exhibits with a religious bent, nice galleries, and a terrific gift shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Easton, Connecticut
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Easton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entrance and free parking underneath the building close to downtown New Haven, wonderful, changing exhibits with a religious bent, nice galleries, and a terrific gift shop - everything a small, special interest museum should be! A great way to while away an hour or so.

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KofCMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Knights of Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven 135 years ago and has been headquartered in the Elm City ever since. Its history is told here but the museum's rotating exhibitions are very popular. Please visit again after the World War I exhibit opens April 6. More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Enjoyed the free parking and free entrance into the museum.When you enter staff is very friendly. The gift shop has many different items and all different price ranges. The staff very helpful . Would recommend.

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Thank Cath430
Management response:

Thank you for your visit and review. The exhibitions and displays change periodically throughout the year. Please come and again, and invite others to join you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is truly one of the best exhibits I've been to of Nativity scenes from around the world. Each one was absolutely beautiful and ornate. It's incredible that this museum is completely free - including the parking!

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Thank Tracy Q
Management response:

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. There are featured nativity scenes on display from Germany, as well as crèches from various countries around the world that are a part of the museum's collection. The show continues to Jan. 29, so please invite others to visit -- or come again yourself! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We didn't know what to expect when we decided to visit the Knights of Columbus Museum. When we entered the museum we were greeted by the friendly staff. The exhibits were interesting and informative. We stayed much longer than we expected. Everyone agreed this was a great choice!

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Thank Karatemama61
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. Visitors often mention their surprise at the exhibitions or that they procrastinated in visiting not knowing what to expect. We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few museums in New Haven that is open on Mondays. It's free and has friendly and helpful staff We spent a couple of hours looking at Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith and Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America, 1845-1860 The crèches were amazing So much detail. The potato famine exhibit was quite small... More 

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Thank Marianne H
Management response:

Thank you for visiting. The museum is open 10-5 daily (although it'll be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas). Admission and parking are free. The Christmas exhibit continues until January 29, and Fleeing Famine through mid September 2017. An exhibit on WWI opens in April. Please come again ... any day! More 

CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited the Knights of Columbus Museum to view the exhibit of the Creches of Germany. The exhibit was great, as was the rest of the museum - the history of the K of C and the artifacts were pretty interesting! Admission & parking are free! Although we live close by, this was our first time here - will definitely... More 

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Thank CAThlen
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Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you discovered the museum -- and look forward to your returning! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I recently visited the KoC museum for the first time taking my 82 yo mother to view the Crèches of Germany exhibit and their festival of trees. What a gem! The facility is wonderful and is free including parking. The exhibit was really well curated and the staff was exceptionally welcoming, gracious and engaging . FYI - The museum is... More 

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Thank a1xstp
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! Our spring exhibit will feature a look at WWI on the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war, opening April 6, 2017. More 

Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My family has visited this museum 3 times, twice at Christmas. Interesting museum around the year but our favorite time to visit is December when about 20+ Catholic schools in the state decorate trees that are on display throughout the museum as well as creches from around the world and a highlighted country. For example, 2014 was Italy and 2016... More 

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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! More 

New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This museum was wonderful! It had a nice variety of exhibits, including the history of the Knights, historical artifacts from Columbus, and German holiday ornaments. Not to mention, it's free! Great way to spend an afternoon, I especially loved the steel from the World Trade Center (pic below); it's a powerful testament that allowed my friend and I to reflect... More 

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Thank smbhatt16
Management response:

Thank you for your visit and for taking time to share your experience with others. The two dozen Christmas trees, decorated by area schoolchildren, are indeed a popular attraction at this time of year! We look forward to your return visit! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Hardly any exhibit of Columbus so didn't really enjoy our visit. Although had some good information on Irish immigration to USA. Seems more like promoting religion.

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Thank Nilesh P
Management response:

Thank you for your visit. In the context of the entire museum, the Christopher Columbus Gallery may seem limited. However, it contains one of the largest public collections of Columbus art and memorabilia in the United States, including items brought by Columbus to North America on his second voyage. I’m pleased you enjoyed our “Fleeing Famine” exhibition, which remains on... More 

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