The Keeler Tavern located on Main Street in Ridgefield is reopening on Saturday, June 13. There will be free site admission for all visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is one of Connecticut’s most interesting historic house museums. It is an 18th-century historic building that has many stories to tell and costumed guides that give visitors a glimpse into Ridgefield’s past. The museum was also the summer home of architect Cass Gilbert who purchased it in 1907 and added a lovely building now used for parties as well as a walled garden. During the summer months, the flowering beds explode with vibrant yellow black eyes Susans and daylilies that are set against deep pink Mandevilla.
Beginning June 13 the Keeler Tavern will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays and beginning June 21, the museum will also be open on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. To purchase a tour ticket, click here. On a guided museum tour an interpreter will lead you through the museum’s period rooms, introducing you to the home’s residents from Benjamin Hoyt to Phillis Dubois to Cass and Julia Gilbert.
If you prefer, to get out in the great outdoors, the museum is also offering a guided walking tour. On its tour, visitors will be led by an interpreter around the four acre site and learn about the Gilberts and their life at the Cannon Ball House.
In July and August, the Keeler Tavern is also offering summer enrichment programs for children. For more information on this program that shares Ridgefield’s cultural heritage click here.