Programs & Events
Wee Faerie Village
- Per CDC recommendations, we encourage ALL visitors to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Visit the Museum this fall for our annual outdoor installation!
Join us for FOLLY WOODS: Awesome Wee Faerie Architecture Along the Artists’ Trail! Through the month of October over two dozen faerie-scaled architectural amusements will delight and inspire visitors as they travel along the Artists’ Trail. The theme is a playful, miniaturized take on ornamental buildings popular on country estates, parks, and gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors will learn about different architectural styles from across the world as they gaze in awe at the artists’ whimsical creative skills.
FOLLY WOODS is generously supported by the ForGood Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Joffray Family, and Guilford Savings Bank in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.
For a faerie’s-eye view, check out this Wee Faerie Flyover of the Museum’s grounds!
Hours & Admission
Please note there is special pricing for Wee Faerie Village
Tuesday through Sunday: 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
Members Only Event during Wee Faerie Village
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Monday, October 11, 10am-5pm
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Museum
Free admission to Wee Faerie Village event (waiving the monthlong $5 member fee this day only); non-members can purchase a membership the day of and stay to enjoy the event.
Members have an all-access pass to the Museum on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.
Café Flo open 11:30am-2:30pm (reservations suggested). Be sure to visit the Education Center and purchase a nature-inspired Wee Faerie Crafting Kit for $5 (while supplies last).
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Frequently Asked (Faerie) Questions
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not required. (Subject to change do to COVID-19 protocols.)
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 $5.00 per adult using the library pass and children are free.
Does my FloGris 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.