1750 Ogden House open for tours starting June 5

The historic 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield will be open for tours Sundays, June 5-Sept. 25, from 1-4 p.m. Fairfield Museum docents will lead tours about the history of the house and the Ogden family.

David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage in this home, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tablewear and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition, the Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the house are generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. Guests can walk on the oyster shell paths and view colonial-era plantings. The site also contains an apiary to signify the importance of beekeeping during colonial times. Bee pollination was a key to keeping the gardens productive.

Tours are $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; Free for Fairfield Museum Members. Closed July 10. For more information visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

About the Fairfield Museum and History Center

The Fairfield Museum is a fascinating non-profit museum, library, cultural arts and educational organization founded in 1903 that provides families in Fairfield County with a wide array of exhibits and educational programs that teach regional history, celebrate a shared heritage, and prepare students and adults to be more active participants in their community. Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

1750 Ogden House

1750 Ogden House

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