Open Hours

Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Admission is free
Telephone (860) 364-5688

Christine Beer, Executive Director,

Brandon Lisi, Curator,

We are following public health guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, contact tracing, and to assure the safety and well-being of visitors and staff.  Face masks covering nose and mouth are required for visitors.  Please sign in when you arrive and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between you and other visitors.  Hand sanitizer stations are available for hand cleaning.  Staff are frequently cleaning surfaces in public areas.  We hope these measures will assure you a relaxing and enjoyable visit to the Sharon Historical Society & Museum.

Gay Hoyt House- Sharon Historical Society

The 1775 Gay-Hoyt House at 18 Main Street in Sharon, Connecticut has been the home of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum since 1951.  The house and contemporary addition are home to  our galleries of historical and contemporary exhibitions, as well as our offices and reading room. Our collections include American furniture from colonial to colonial revival, decorative arts, iron and iron-industry related artifacts, portraits by folk artist Ammi Phillips, an archive of historical texts, and an archive of photography, including the works of Frances Kelsey and George Marckres documenting Sharon history.  In addition, we have a public reading room featuring a collection of Sharon and Connecticut history resources, family and property records, and maps.