Boothe Memorial Park & Museum sits on 32 acres in the north end of Stratford near the Housatonic River. The estate of the Boothe family for many generations, it was willed to the town in 1949 for the public to enjoy.

The park, located at 5800 Main St, Putney, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The grounds are open free of charge year round and is the home to various volunteer clubs and organizations.

In addition to the Boothe Homestead, the park contains the Summer Cottage Genealogy Library, Carriage House, Americana Museum, Miniature Lighthouse, Clocktower Museum, Trolley Station, Blacksmith Shop, Putney Chapel, Redwood Building, Miniature Windmill, Coliseum, Basilica, Ice House, Merritt Parkway Toll Booth Plaza, award-winning Rose/Wedding Garden, Bird Aviary, Organ House and Children’s Playground. It hosts farm animals, outdoor concerts, Shakespeare plays every summer and the Great Pumpkin Festival each fall.

Museum tours are available June 1 to Nov. 1, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sites at the park are available to rent for group functions. Information and reservations are available at 203-385-4052.

Tours of the historic buildings are offered May through October, and guided tours for school groups can be arranged by calling 203-381-2046.

Weddings can be scheduled in the Putney Chapel by calling 203-381-2046.

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