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Knights of Columbus Museum

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Address: 1 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6702
Phone Number: +1 203-865-0400
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A journey through history, art & faith.

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Gem of Small Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 a1xstp
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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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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 Tamba5
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! More 

New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 smbhatt16
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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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8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hardly any exhibit of Columbus so didn't really enjoy our visit. Although had some good information on Irish immigration to USA. Seems more like promoting religion.

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Thank Nilesh P
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Thank you for your visit. In the context of the entire museum, the Christopher Columbus Gallery may seem limited. However, it contains one of the largest public collections of Columbus art and memorabilia in the United States, including items brought by Columbus to North America on his second voyage. I’m pleased you enjoyed our “Fleeing Famine” exhibition, which remains on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

John was very kind and helpful in navigating the museum! The exhibit was very interesting, and I would definitely recommend visiting if anyone comes to New Haven.

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Thank Andrew H
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We're proud of our staff. Thank you for noticing their efforts! Please visit again ... and bring others along! More 

Ludlow, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the K of C museum today. What a great Catholic treasure in the heart of New Haven. John, our greeter, gave us a warm welcome and overview of the museum highlights. With free parking and easy downtown access, we will be sure to visit again when in the area. We concluded our visit with a... More 

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Thank Alan T
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Your review is sincerely appreciated. Many visitors from outside the region make a "daytrip" visit to the museum and other New Haven sites. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. More 

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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Located right off I-91/95- this museum offers FREE admission & parking! Some exhibits change, some are permanent. Worth stopping by. Lovely little gift shop- tax free.

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Thank Ruthi K
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Thank you for visiting! Admission is indeed FREE ... and parking too, right under the building. We're open daily as well (except major holidays). Glad you enjoyed the gift shop. There's new merchandise in for Christmas! More 

South Windsor
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had never considered how the Knights of Columbus came to be but this museum does a fabulous job explaining! The museum is well-organized, the staff very helpful and the information well presented. I can't wait to see the crèches later this year!

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Thank Michelle B
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Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We're excited about the upcoming Christmas exhibit too, and glad you're planning to return to see it! The show runs from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 29, 2017. More 

Whitman, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

With 8 other people on a trek from MA that is 2.5 hours away we visited the Knights of Columbus Museum to see the latest exhibit on St. Teresa of Calcutta and learn about the history of the Knights of Columbus. Our Tour Guide, Gina was both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her position and mission. Maria in the gift... More 

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Thank EBJ400
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Thank you for your post. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Missouri City, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While this is for the Knights of Columbus, they always have various "shows" at the museum. This time was St. Theresa and her work.

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Thank Javier M
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Thank you for your visit! While the permanent galleries showcase the history and achievements of the Knights of Columbus, all the museum's shows are intended for a general audience. Our Christmas exhibiion opens Nov. 19. Please come again! More 

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