Come see the northeast’s largest private collection of military vehicles and tanks. There are over 25 military vehicles including World War II tanks, artillery pieces, and armored vehicles, many extremely rare, the only ones in the western hemisphere.
The military vehicle collection has a M-18 Tank Destroyer, M-8 Armored Car, WW-I M-1917 Tank, M-22 Locust tank, a 105-mm Howitzer, and a Topolino automobile. The Topolino (Fiat 500) is an Italian automobile manufactured from 1936 to 1955 by Fiat. The vehicles are fully restored and driven in local parades.
Danbury Connecticut is the site of the Military Museum of Southern New England. The museums large collection of dioramas and models of World War II scenes honor our military veterans. Items displayed include uniforms, medals, photographs, and miniatures. These 10,000 artifacts are from all branches of the American military.
The museums most popular event is ‘Open Turret Days’, when vehicles are opened up for visitors to climb inside. They are offered once a month on weekends from April through October each year. The first ‘Open Turret Days’ for the year will be April 26th and 27th.
The Military Museum of Southern New England opened in 1995 a non-for profit organization committed to preserve our nations military history. The museum displays a cross section of 20th century American military history due to efforts of many volunteers. A gift shop sells souvenirs to take home.
125 Park Avenue,
Winter Hours (Nov. 1st - March 31st)
Friday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00– 5:00 PM
Summer Hours (April 1st - Oct. 31st)
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday noon – 5:00 PM
$8.00 – Adults
$5.00 – seniors, & ages 5-18
$4.00 – active military
children under 5 free
Danbury CT is 28 miles southwest of Waterbury, 30 miles north of Bridgeport, 112 miles south of Albany NY, 68 miles northeast of NYC, and 11 miles east of Brewster NY. Danbury is the seventh highest populated city in the state with 80,893 inhabitants. It’s nickname ‘Hat City’ was as once producing 25% of American hats. During World War II the prison at Danbury was used to imprison conscientious objectors.
Brewster NY is a village of 2,390 population. It lies along the East Branch of the Croton River, west of the Connecticut border. It was named for two early farm landowners, Walter and James Brewster.
The Military Museum of Southern New England is a 5 hour drive of 334 miles from Rochester NY.
Drive east on I-90 Thruway to Syracuse then south on US 81 into Pennsylvania and then east on US 84 to Danbury taking exit 3 following signs to Park Avenue. Follow signs looking for the tanks at Military Museum of Southern New England at 125 Park Avenue.
Here is what one visitor though of their visit.
“I would highly recommend this if you have kids or are interested in Military history....GREAT FIND!