Looking for a special site for your child’s birthday party? The Noah Webster House is the place. The museum is the perfect venue for a fun and unique party for boys and girls ages 6-12, except for “A Musical Noah Webster House Birthday” which is ages 5-10. Parties at the Noah Webster House are led by our museum teachers and use the historic house and our modern gallery space.
A Birthday Bash Sleepover
Have your own night at the museum when you and your birthday girl or boy sleepover at the Noah Webster House! Cook a colonial dinner over the fire, do a craft and other activities in our lantern-lit historic house, then snuggle in your sleeping bag and watch a movie on our big screen. In the morning, have a light breakfast before heading home. For children 3rd grade and up. Pre-paid registration is required.
Program Length: Fridays 5:30 p.m. to Saturdays 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $45 per child; 2 chaperones for every 12 kids are free; additional adults pay full price.
A Musical Noah Webster Birthday
For ages 5-10
Your child will celebrate his or her birthday with folk musician Rick Spencer. Enjoy a lively program of music and songs from Noah Webster's period with demonstrations of musical instruments, singing, games, and the chance to make an instrument to take home! A 2 hour program with the last 1/2 hour for you to open presents and enjoy birthday cake!
Cost: $200 for up to 10 children and 2 adults. Additional children are $20 each; additional adults are $10 each. Maximum is 20 children and 6 adults.
A Colonial Birthday Party
Okay, so birthdays weren’t really important in Colonial times...but they’re important to us! At a Noah Webster House Colonial Birthday Party, you and your guests get to:
- Dress in colonial costumes
- Play colonial games
- Learn a colonial dance or have free-play in Noah’s Discovery Learning Space
- Prepare a colonial snack (crullers, apple cider or lemonade)
- Do hands-on activities in the historic house, including carding wool and weaving
Cost: $150 for up to 10 children and 2 adults. Additional children are $15 each; additional adults are $10 each. Due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate more than 15 children and 4 adults.
A Birthday Tea
Celebrate your special day Victorian-style. Using the historic house and modern museum facilities, you and your guests get to:
- Play traditional Parlor games, such as Pass the Slipper, Look About, and Feather
- Make your choice of craft projects: decoupage a glass jar and fill it with colorful paper flowers; or sachet, pin cushion, sampler
- Learn the manners and etiquette used in Victorian days
- Wear fancy hats and gloves and use our beautiful china tea cups at a tea party serving assorted tea and cookies
Cost: $200 for up to 10 children and 2 adults. Additional children are $20 each; additional adults are $10 each. Due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate more than 15 children and 4 adults.
All Birthday Parties are designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, except for “A Musical Noah Webster House Birthday” which is ages 5-10
Birthday Parties are 2 hours: 1 1/2 hours of instruction; last 1/2 hour is yours to open presents, eat cake, etc.
Parties are typically scheduled on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings. Special arrangements may be made for other days and times.
The museum provides all supplies, costumes, and games. You supply any other refreshments and all paper goods for the party. A refrigerator and freezer are available for your use. Please note that decorations are allowed only on the tables.
Upon booking, a $50 deposit is required to guarantee your reservation. The balance is due the day of the party. A 48-hour notice of cancellation is required to receive full refund. Members of the Noah Webster House receive a 10% discount.
For more information or to schedule a party, call 860.521.5362 x 14 or