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Knights of Columbus Museum

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Address: 1 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6702
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+1 203-865-0400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A journey through history, art & faith.

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World War 1 Exhibit

What a great find of things to do in New Haven. Free admission and free parking. Knowledgeable staff. The exhibit was phenomenal. The exhibit included uniforms which you can try... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find of things to do in New Haven. Free admission and free parking. Knowledgeable staff. The exhibit was phenomenal. The exhibit included uniforms which you can try on. A real bunker made inside the museum. My 9 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed it as did I. The museum is a must see for anyone coming to New... More 

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KofCMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Knights of Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you, and your grandson, for visiting. For most, World War I is recent enough to be relevant, but not to remember. The exhibit helps give perspective to its significance as the first international conflict in modern history. Please visit again … and invite others! More 

Easton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Free entrance and free parking underneath the building close to downtown New Haven, wonderful, changing exhibits with a religious bent, nice galleries, and a terrific gift shop - everything a small, special interest museum should be! A great way to while away an hour or so.

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KofCMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Knights of Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven 135 years ago and has been headquartered in the Elm City ever since. Its history is told here but the museum's rotating exhibitions are very popular. Please visit again after the World War I exhibit opens April 6. More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Enjoyed the free parking and free entrance into the museum.When you enter staff is very friendly. The gift shop has many different items and all different price ranges. The staff very helpful . Would recommend.

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Thank Cath430
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Thank you for your visit and review. The exhibitions and displays change periodically throughout the year. Please come and again, and invite others to join you! More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is truly one of the best exhibits I've been to of Nativity scenes from around the world. Each one was absolutely beautiful and ornate. It's incredible that this museum is completely free - including the parking!

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Thank Tracy Q
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. There are featured nativity scenes on display from Germany, as well as crèches from various countries around the world that are a part of the museum's collection. The show continues to Jan. 29, so please invite others to visit -- or come again yourself! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We didn't know what to expect when we decided to visit the Knights of Columbus Museum. When we entered the museum we were greeted by the friendly staff. The exhibits were interesting and informative. We stayed much longer than we expected. Everyone agreed this was a great choice!

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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. Visitors often mention their surprise at the exhibitions or that they procrastinated in visiting not knowing what to expect. We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few museums in New Haven that is open on Mondays. It's free and has friendly and helpful staff We spent a couple of hours looking at Crèches of Germany: Tradition & Faith and Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America, 1845-1860 The crèches were amazing So much detail. The potato famine exhibit was quite small... More 

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Thank you for visiting. The museum is open 10-5 daily (although it'll be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas). Admission and parking are free. The Christmas exhibit continues until January 29, and Fleeing Famine through mid September 2017. An exhibit on WWI opens in April. Please come again ... any day! More 

CT
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited the Knights of Columbus Museum to view the exhibit of the Creches of Germany. The exhibit was great, as was the rest of the museum - the history of the K of C and the artifacts were pretty interesting! Admission & parking are free! Although we live close by, this was our first time here - will definitely... More 

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Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you discovered the museum -- and look forward to your returning! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I recently visited the KoC museum for the first time taking my 82 yo mother to view the Crèches of Germany exhibit and their festival of trees. What a gem! The facility is wonderful and is free including parking. The exhibit was really well curated and the staff was exceptionally welcoming, gracious and engaging . FYI - The museum is... More 

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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! Our spring exhibit will feature a look at WWI on the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war, opening April 6, 2017. More 

Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

My family has visited this museum 3 times, twice at Christmas. Interesting museum around the year but our favorite time to visit is December when about 20+ Catholic schools in the state decorate trees that are on display throughout the museum as well as creches from around the world and a highlighted country. For example, 2014 was Italy and 2016... More 

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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! More 

New York
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This museum was wonderful! It had a nice variety of exhibits, including the history of the Knights, historical artifacts from Columbus, and German holiday ornaments. Not to mention, it's free! Great way to spend an afternoon, I especially loved the steel from the World Trade Center (pic below); it's a powerful testament that allowed my friend and I to reflect... More 

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Thank you for your visit and for taking time to share your experience with others. The two dozen Christmas trees, decorated by area schoolchildren, are indeed a popular attraction at this time of year! We look forward to your return visit! More 

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