History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission for two (a $20 value)
- $35 for a one-year general Friends of Wilton membership for a family of two adults and two children under 18 (a $75 value)
- $20 for a one-year general Friends of Wilton membership for an individual (a $40 value)
The Friends of Wilton memberships include unlimited admission to Wilton House Museum, discounts for lectures and programs, a quarterly newsletter, and special notices for upcoming events and exhibits.
Wilton House Museum
Having stood its ground against those who wanted to tear it down, Wilton House serves as a symbol of the Colonial American spirit in more ways than one. Built in 1753 as the main house on a 2,000-acre plantation, the structure serves as a steadfast example of Georgian architecture. It’s the home of more than 1,400 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century objects and artifacts, including documents signed by founding fathers and US presidents. Wilton even played host to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and George Washington’s white-wig-wearing foxhound. In addition to daily tours, the museum staff hosts events, such as lecture series, concerts, and seasonal exhibits.