Greenwich marks Connecticut’s Open House Day

A Connecticut tradition, Open House Day will be held on Saturday, June 14 with special events in Greenwich.

Open House Day is an annual event for Connecticut residents where hundreds of destinations offer free or discounted entry and special activities for one day only. Those destinations include the Dinosaur State Park, PEZ Visitor Center and the Spa at Norwich Inn and will be offering Connecticut residents free or discounted admission, free gifts or special activities.

The Bruce Museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Information is available at Additionally, the Bush-Holley Historic Site will have free admission from noon until 4 p.m. with guided tours of the house at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and a collage workshop for all ages, noon to 2 p.m. with materials provided (though you can also bring your own). Artists are invited to set up easels “en plein air” to create their own impressions of the site. More information is online at

The Delamar Hotel in Greenwich Harbor will offer an open house scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and more information is online at

Additionally the Avon Theatre in Stamford, which is owned by Greenwich residents Charles and Deborah Royce, will host a free screening of Gulliver’s Travels at 10 a.m. You can find out more online at

“With so many great offers, Open House Day is a terrific opportunity to not only re-visit your favorite Connecticut spots, but also to venture out and try something new,” officials said. “Explore the diverse blend of experiences right here in your very state — from relaxing and active, to historic and contemporary, to cultural and nature-oriented activities — all without having to drive too far.”

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