Programs & Events
Wee Faerie Village
September 29 through October 28, 2018
Visit the Museum this fall for our annual outdoor installation!
Get ready to explore Lettersburg Junction, the enchanting region where faeries live in alphabetically placed houses resembling all the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z. There’s also the quaint hamlet of Numbertown and Punctuation Stations where the homes are somewhat questionable (?), excited (!), inclusive (&), trendy (#), and, of course, where it’s at (@).
The houses might be informed by the letter, an A-frame in the Alps, a Beachside Bungalow, or a Casa on the Corner or embellished with the letter (s-shaped shingles or pathways of pea-gravel). Homesteads also feature things that begin with the letter. For example, the Shoddy Shack might have snaked-shaped smoke streaming from the single smoke stack. Literally a litany of alliteration!
Lettersburg Junction will feature over three-dozen faerie-scaled places on the Museum’s campus that celebrate the alphabet in a wee faerie fun and imaginative way. 26 Letters, 5 Punctuations, and 1 to infinity Numbers. Visitors tour Lettersburg Junction with their DIRECTIONARY, and can create their very faerie house based on their initials in Letter Land.
September 29 to October 28
Hours & Admission
Please note there are special hours & pricing for Wee Faerie Village:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Open Columbus Day Monday (October 8) 10am – 5pm
Admission includes access to the Wee Faerie Village outdoor exhibition and the special exhibitions in the Krieble Gallery, as well as the historic Florence Griswold House and the rest of the Museum’s facilities. All visitors are responsible for the additional special event admission. During this time, Museum passes, Library passes, 2-for-1 offers, and other discounts apply to the regular admission fee.
$14 Seniors (62+)
Children 12 and under are free
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Frequently Asked (Faerie) Questions
Are reservations required?
No reservations are NOT required.
Is it stroller/wheelchair accessible?
Specially designed pathways make much of the Museum’s 13 acres accessible by wheelchair. Some areas are lawn.
Is this just for children?
No, it is enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
How much walking is involved?
The Village is scattered throughout our 13 acre campus.
Are there places to sit along the way?
There are benches in the garden and several chairs by the river, but not along the bulk of the trail.
Does it close when it rains?
The Village is open rain or shine.
How long does it take to go through?
You can spend as little or as much time as you like. There are nearly 30 stops along the trail. Visitors also have access to the galleries and the Florence Griswold House. There may be special activities on the day of your visit that you would like to participate in. On Sundays there are hands-on activities in the Hartman Education Center.
Is it free with my library’s pass?
No, there is an additional charge of $5.00 per adult using the library pass and children are free.
Does my FGM membership cover admission?
No, there is an additional charge of $5.00 per adult member and children are free.
What about Group Tours?
During Wee Faerie Village, group rate for 10 or more is $12 with confirmation form and a single payment. Children 12 and under are FREE. Book now!
Can I purchase admission for only the Wee Faerie Village?
No, our posted admission prices apply.