Programs & Events

Wee Faerie Village

  • Please note: the Museum & Café will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

September 28–November 3, 2024

The ever popular Wee Faerie Village returns in 2024!

This year’s Wee Faerie Village theme?! 🧚🏾‍♂️ Yesterville: A Wee Old-Timey Town! 🧚🏽‍♀️

Everyone has a history, including the wee faerie folk. Inspired by the living history museums in the human world such as Mystic Seaport, Greenfield Village, Sturbridge Village, and Colonial Williamsburg, Yesterville is just the place for the faeries to experience the joys of yesteryear.

Beginning September 28 you can explore the ways of yesteryear and visit these types of historic spaces: Covered Bridge, Light House, Windmill, Tavern, Town Hall, Inn, Print Shop, Farmstead, Boardinghouse, Blacksmith Shop, Train Station, Stable – and much more!

The event will feature at least two dozen faerie installations as well as a fun roster of special events to compliment the theme.

Since 2009 over 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that comes from visiting at least two dozen pint-sized installations across the Museum’s campus on a perfect autumn day, and this will be no exception!

Watch the Museum’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) for special updates and behind the scenes content — coming soon!

Can’t wait for Wee Faerie Village and want to get crafty at home? Create your own Mermaid Tail with one our templates!

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September 28–November 3, 2024

Hours & Admission

Please note there is special pricing for Wee Faerie Village.

Tuesday through Sunday: 10am to 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.

$20 Adults
$19 Seniors (62+)
$18 Students (13+)
$5 Children (ages 5-12)
Members: Free
Children 4 and under are free

Not yet a Member? Learn more and Become a Member now…

Free Admission is extended to SNAP/EBT cardholders (good for four people per visit) with no additional event fee.

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Café Flo

Tuesday–Sunday, 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Reservations recommended: 860.434.5542 x126

Please check our Museum calendar for announced Café closure dates.

Café Menu

Children’s menu: Chicken fingers, grilled cheese, or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. All served with potato chips. $6.

LIKE the Café Flo Facebook page to find out about specials!

Would you like to give a Café Flo gift certificate? Click here



Wee Faerie Village 2015

Wee Faerie Village 2015

Wee Faerie Village 2013

Wee Faerie Village 2013

Wee Faerie Village 2012

Wee Faerie Village 2012


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Frequently Asked (Faerie) Questions

Are reservations required?

Is it stroller/wheelchair accessible?

Is this just for children?

How much walking is involved?

Are there places to sit along the way?

Does it close when it rains?

How long does it take to go through?

Is it free with my library’s pass?

Does my FloGris Membership cover admission?

What about Group Tours?

Can I purchase admission for only the Wee Faerie Village?


Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required. Visitors may purchase tickets onsite on the day of their visit.

New this year: pre-purchase your tickets online for the Wee Faerie Village in advance! Advance tickets are NOT required.


Is it stroller/wheelchair accessible?

Specially designed pathways make much of the Museum’s 12 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 12-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.


Is it free with my library’s pass?

No, there is an additional charge of $5 per person using the library pass. Check here to see if your local library is a member of our Library Partners program. Please note that passes must be checked out from your library prior to your visit and presented at our Front Desk.


Does my FloGris Membership cover admission?

Members are free for the number of adults covered by your Membership. Children 4 and under are always free! Learn more about Membership levels and benefits here.


What about Group Tours?

During Wee Faerie Village, group rate for 10 or more is $17 with confirmation form and a single payment. Book now!


Can I purchase admission for only the Wee Faerie Village?

No, our posted admission prices apply.


Wee Faerie Artists

Artists work nearly year-round to bring visitors their extraordinary creations. Get to know the Wee Faerie Village Artists — biographies, photos and past creations.

Meet the Artists

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