Historic & Cultural Treasures
Ridgefield is a place where you can enjoy more than 300 years of history and culture. The Ridgefield Arts Council is an on-line connection to everything cultural in Ridgefield. The Keeler Tavern Museum is on the National Registrar of historic places and has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel and home of noted architect Cass Gilbert who designed the fountain at the corner of Main and West Lane, and the U.S. Supreme Court building. Less than a few blocks away you can find The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, a leading venue for the world's best contemporary artists. Ridgefield has a thriving Arts District that includes the Ridgefield Playhouse, providing a year-round venue for concerts, shows and performances. The Lounsbury House at the Community Center is a stately mansion built in 1896 by Gov. Phineas C. Lounsbury. There are several shopping and business districts within the town of Ridgefield from the Main Street central business district to Copps Hill, Branchville, Route 7, and more.