Free admission Saturday to 12 state park museums, sites


The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) today announced that admission to twelve state park museums and historic sites will be free on Saturday as part of the 8th Annual Connecticut Open House Day.

CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said, “Free admission to state park museums and historic sites will enable everyone to enjoy Connecticut’s state parks this upcoming Saturday. Visiting these special places will form memories your families and friends will never forget.”

8th Annual Connecticut Open House Day

Residents and visitors alike are invited to visit state park museums and historic sites free of charge this Saturday at:

For more information on state parks and museums, click here.

• Beckley Furnace State Park, North Canaan 10 AM – 2 PM

• Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Shenipsit State Forest, Stafford, 9 AM – 5 PM

Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, 9 AM – 4:30 PM, pictured above.

• Fort Griswold State Park, Groton, 9 AM – 5 PM

• Fort Trumbull State Park, New London. 9 AM – 5 PM

• Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, 10 AM – 4:30 PM

• Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, 10 AM – 2 PM

• Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury, 10 AM – 5 PM

• Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby, 10 AM – 4 PM

• Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, 10 AM – 5 PM

• Stone Museum at Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted, 10 AM – 4:30 PM

• Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield, 12 PM – 5 PM

To learn more about Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests, visit:

Jim Shay