Noah Webster House in West Hartford CT

Visiting the Museum

To fully experience the Noah Webster House and museum, we recommend that you reserve an hour or two for your visit. 

Guests have the opportunity to enjoy an orientation film (Noah Webster: Schoolmaster of America) in our 19th-century schoolhouse theater. You can also explore our exhibit Noah Webster: Defining American; after that, enjoy a tour of Webster’s birthplace with one of our experienced guides or via our new tablet tour.  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.

Save some time for one of our changing exhibits and our gift shop featuring Noah Webster and West Hartford related items. And if you have time in town, visit West Hartford Center which features Blue Back Square (named after Webster’s Blue-Backed Speller) and Webster Walk.

Directions

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

Historic House Tours

Noah Webster's ca. 1750 house is available to visitors by guided tour on a walk-in basis during the museum's visitor hours: Thursday thru Monday from 1-4 p.m. Guide-led tours approximately 45 to 60 minutes, while our new tablet tour allows visitors to take a tour at their own pace. Noah Webster's house consists of four period-furnished rooms in two floors.

We do our best to accommodate everyone. The second story of the historic house is not handicapped accessible, but we do offer a tablet tour that allows everyone to discover it from anywhere in the building. In addition, the tablet tour offers closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as a Spanish translation. We also offer seating during the house tour and hands-on opportunities for those with low vision or blindness.

Find out more about our tablet tour here.

 

Hours

From June 1 to August 30, 2015, we will be open 7 days a week from 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.

Admission

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: Buy one admission, get one free of equal or lesser value
The museum is partially wheelchair accessible

Parking

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

Private Tours

Private tours are available at various hours by scheduling in advance. Please see Adult Programs or School & Youth Programs for more information.