Noah Webster House in West Hartford CT

Visiting the Museum

If you are taking one of our public tours, we recommend that you reserve 60 - 90 minutes to see the museum.  Your experience begins when you arrive in our newly remodeled Visitor Reception Center.  Once there, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the orientation film Noah Webster: Schoolmaster of America in our 19th-century schoolhouse theater. You can also explore our recently completed exhibit Noah Webster: Defining American; after that, enjoy a tour of Webster’s birthplace with one of our experienced guides.  Family groups will not want to miss Noah’s Discovery Learning Space – three rooms of fun hands-on activities that explore young Webster’s life and 18th-century America. The traveling exhibit West Hartford: A-Z, an eye-opening exhibit that explores the rich heritage of our town, is on-site for a portion of the year.

Save some time for one of our changing exhibits and our gift shop featuring Noah Webster and West Hartford related items.

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We are located one mile north of I-84 from exit 41 east or west; follow the signs to the Noah Webster House. Our address is 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 USA

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Thursday - Monday: 1pm - 4pm

For a complete experience, visitors should arrive before 3 p.m., as tours take about an hour.

We are closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and major holidays (New Year's Eve and Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve and Day) as well as the first 5 weekdays of January. The days we are open are subject to change, so please call ahead to verify that we are open.


Adults - $7
AAA cardholders & Senior Citizens - $5
Students 6 through 18 - $4
College students with a valid ID - $4
Age 5 and younger - free
Museum members - free
Let'sGOArts! cardholders receive $2 off admission.
The museum is partially wheelchair accessible


The museum has limited on-site parking, but street parking is available on South Main Street and Crestwood Rd.

For more information, call us at 860.521.5362