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Well worth the visit

Small but impeccably kept gem in the heart of what is one of the most beautiful parts of CT. Right... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
ctbrit
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Special event. Old Home Day

This was my second visit to the museum. The admission was free during both special events. This... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
wp912
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Aug 31, 2018
“Well worth the visit”
Dec 16, 2017
“Special event. Old Home Day”
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Prudence Crandall opened this school for young ladies in 1831 but was forced to close it in 1834 after it changed to an academy for black girls.
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Junction of State Scenic Routes 14 & 169, Canterbury, CT 06331
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Small but impeccably kept gem in the heart of what is one of the most beautiful parts of CT. Right on rte 169 which in itself is a gem and worth the trip especially in the fall. A fantastic story told enthusiastically by museum staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to the museum. The admission was free during both special events. This one was Old Home Day. It was nice to be invited in to visit this historic building in Canterbury. I enjoyed there bookshop very much. I was able...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The home of Prudence Crandall and the school she opened which included black girls and some from out of state. And she was arrested for this open-heartedness.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you’re going to make a day of it in the Quiet Corner, exploring scenic Route 169, add the Prudence Crandall Museum to your list of worthwhile stops. Ms. Crandall, an educational pioneer, opened the first Academy in the nation for African-American girls in 1833....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 100Cranberry
Reviewed June 7, 2016

It was nice to visit this museum in the middle of Canterbury (when it is open) . I knew of it for years and I happened to visit during one of their events which drew in some crowds. To learn of the history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank wp912
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Lovely colonial-era home, site of the state's first school for young women of color., easily accessed off state road 169 in Canterbury, CT. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Kate Z
Reviewed October 12, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to the Prudence Crandall Museum while taking a fall ride on scenic Route 169. The docents were friendly and informative. Our tour began with a short video which provided an overview of the history of the home and the events that took...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank mcavav
Reviewed July 27, 2015

A nice little house museum, with informative exhibits and history of Prudence Crandall. In the 1830s this woman enrolled a black girl in her girls school, and the white parents pulled their daughters. So Prudence defied the town and changed her school to one for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Robin L
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lived in the area all my life, never went but always wanted to. The history on my back door step is a precursor to the Civil War and the Civil Rights Amendment. Her courage and bravery in the face of her adversaries serves as an...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank br878
Reviewed August 25, 2014

In the center of Canterbury, Ct is a wonderful gem of history. May not be a proud part of American history but the struggles of African Americans and the courage the Prudence Crandall had to establish a school for African American girls was humbling. Take...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Ron B
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