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Try Our New Tablet Tour!

Visitors can now experience the museum in a whole new way- through a self-guided tablet tour. The tour features illustrations by Monica Vachula (Noah Webster: Weaver of Words; Paul Revere's Ride), videos, interactive content, and Spanish translation. Learn more here!

The tablet tour is made possible in part by grants from: Connecticut Humanities, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Featured Exhibit:

West Hartford A-Z

Visitors to the museum can explore the alphabet soup of West Hartford’s dynamic past, colorful personalities, and pivotal events. The exhibit features stylized artwork by painter and West Hartford native Pamela R. Levy. Levy’s artwork vibrantly brings each letter of the alphabet to life. Guests explore the visual record of the town’s triumphs and losses through the hundreds of images included in the exhibit. This exhibit has been redesigned from an earlier version done in 2011 to include updated information and photographs.

Noah Webster: Defining American

This permanent exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to explore Noah Webster’s life and his many surprising accomplishments. Most people know he write the dictionary, but did you know that Noah also:
• Impacted the U.S. government
• Improved U.S. education
• Influenced our national language and culture
• Was an abolitionist
And a whole lot more, all while raising eight children and traveling the world? Find out the details in this fun and interactive exhibit that lets kids and adults learn more about America’s defining founder!


Noah's Discovery Learning Space

If you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, you’ve found it! Combined with the Defining American exhibit, Noah’s Discovery Learning Space will keep kids busy for hours!  The three rooms of the 1787 "lean-to" addition of the historic house have been transformed into a hands-on activity space for children! Kids can dig up artifacts in the archaeology section, play with a replica of Noah’s family farm, and pretend to be a colonial kid in an immersive colonial kitchen- complete with pretend food and firewood! Don’t forget that museum members get free admission year round.