Connecticut residents will receive free or discounted admission or special offers at more than 225 destinations across the state — including attractions, historical sites, museums, galleries and restaurants — on Saturday, June 9, in celebration of Connecticut Open House Day.
The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse mix of history, art, culture and tourism. Participating properties span the entire state, and range from well-known destinations to hidden gems.
Five Woodbury locations are participating:
- Abrash Galleries Rugs and Antiquities
Offering 25% off storewide from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Stop in for some complimentary refreshments and free identification of oriental rugs.
- Ace Hardware of Woodbury
Open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering free popcorn for all visitors.
- Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden
Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.
- Jewelry Cafe Artist Co-Op
Learn how to paint glass with alcohol inks from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Free workshop where everyone can create a small glass item for just $5. Workshop is on a first come, first serve basis and only while supplies last. In addition, visitors receive 20% discount on items in the store.
- Leroy Anderson House
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Leroy Anderson House retains most of its original Danish Modern furnishings and contains an exhibit about Leroy Anderson. The house is occasionally open to the public.
To view the complete list of participants, visit www.CTvisit.com/CTOpenHouseDay.
This year, 32 new properties are taking part for the first time, including 11 businesses at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket and seven businesses in the town of Stratford, as well as Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa in Old Saybrook, and Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort in Middlefield.
Residents can look forward to:
- Free admission at 85+ attractions, including museums and historical sites.
- Free tours at 25+ properties, including some that are rarely open to the public.
- Special offers and giveaways at 100+ businesses, including hotels and art galleries.
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