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Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children's Museum

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Hatwoman wrote a review Jun 2019
Pomfret, Connecticut139 contributions64 helpful votes
Checked on the progress of the work being done on the Boxcar and due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the Boxcar will be closed at least until the end of July, 2019. Weather has hindered continued work on the exterior of the Boxcar. Updates to Trip Advisor will be made monthly, so families travelling long distance will not be disappointed, as it is a wonderful museum.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Localguy wrote a review May 2019
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The Boxcar is undergoing renovations and will reopen with new displays and siding on June 15. The Boxcar is open weekends from 11 am to 4 pm or by special arrangements. Stop by and learn the stories of the Boxcar Children written by Gertrude Chandler Warner, a beloved children's author and teacher.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Hatwoman wrote a review Nov 2018
Pomfret, Connecticut139 contributions64 helpful votes
The Gertrude C. Warner Boxcar Children's Museum is actually housed in a vintage (late 20's early 1930's) Boxcar. The museum presents four distinct parts: one end depicts the way the children lived like in Book #1; as well as Surprise Island as in Book #2; the next section is about Ms. Warner's real life as a teacher from 1918-1950 in Putnam, CT-which includes a small craft area where children of all ages can make a spool pet, make up their own detective story, color etc; the third part is devoted to how the town of Putnam looked & developed throughout Ms. Warner's life; and the other end of the Boxcar has photos of relatives, a typewriter that Ms. Warner used to write her famous "Boxcar Children's Books", as well as her father's desk. A highlight of the tour includes having one of the homes she lived in, as well as the school she taught in for 32 years pointed out from the steps of the Boxcar. The Boxcar is open on weekends seasonally from the 1st weekend in May until the 3rd weekend in October. Hours are 11am until 4pm. The Boxcar opened in 2004 and has attracted visitors from 43 states, 4 Canadian Provinces, and 23 countries. Children of all ages love reading Ms Warner's mystery books.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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