Plan Your Visit

Today is Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hours

  • Sunday 12 noon — 5 pm
  • Monday 10 am — 5 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10 am — 5 pm
  • Thursday 10 am — 5 pm
  • Friday 10 am — 5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am — 5 pm

Admission

  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (60+) $5
  • Students (13 and up) $5
  • Members Free
  • K—12 teachers Free
  • Children (12 and under) Free
  • Military families Free
  • Third Saturdays Free
  • On-site Parking Free

By Train

Take the Metro North Harlem Line to Katonah train station.

Taxi service is available from there to the Museum by calling Katonah Taxi at 914-232-5772.

For train schedules, visit Metro North.

Please be advised that while there is a station in Branchville, there is no transportation from there to the Museum.

From NYC

West Side:Take Henry Hudson Parkway (N), then Saw Mill Parkway (N) to the end, bearing right to exit at (Cross River/Katonah), then follow directions below.

East Side: FDR north to 87 north (Major Deegan Expressway) to the New York State Thruway to 287 east to White Plains. Take 684 (north) to exit 6 (Cross River/Katonah), then follow directions below.

From Exit 6, take Route 35 east (12 miles to fountain landmark); turn left onto Main Street/Route 35. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, 1/8 mile on the right.

Hotel Zero Degrees, Danbury is the preferred 2017 hotel partner.

New Haven

Take the Merritt Parkway to Exit 41, Route 33 towards Wilton. Route 33 and 7 to Wilton Center. Go over the Bridge and follow Route 33 into Ridgefield (7 miles). The Aldrich Museum is on the right just before the business district.

Hartford

Take Route 84 west to Route 7. Go south on Route 7. Turn right on Route 35 through Ridgefield business center. The Museum is about 1/4 mile on the left-hand side.

Hotel Zero Degrees, Danbury is the preferred 2017 hotel partner.

From NJ

Across the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Saw Mill Parkway north. Follow Saw Mill to the end, bearing right to exit 6 at Katonah/Cross River. From Exit 6, take Route 35 east (12 miles to fountain landmark); turn left onto Main Street/Route 35. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, 1/8 mile on the right.

Points North

I-84 to Danbury; Connecticut Route 7 South from Danbury to Ridgefield; Connecticut Route 35 South to Ridgefield Center; The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street (Connecticut Route 35) 1/8 mile south of the center of Ridgefield.

Hotel Zero Degrees, Danbury is the preferred 2017 hotel partner.

Access

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the Front Desk. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. An individual assisting a person in a manual wheelchair can be granted a free admission ticket.

Motorized wheelchairs are allowed in the museum.

Restrooms

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on the ground floor of The Museum.

Tours

Adult Groups

Visits the galleries and explore the artwork and ideas presented by renowned and influential contemporary artists.

College and Universities

Engage in close observation and dialogue during a guided tour that can complement all academic disciplines, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Natural, Formal, and Applied Sciences. Collaborate with Museum educators to design gallery-based instruction to enhance curriculum and course syllabi.

Spotlight Tours

Every Friday and the third Saturday of each month (11 am to noon).

Gain a new perspective about on the art on view. Drop in for a guided tour focusing on specific artists and exhibitions.

Tour Add-ons

Farm-to-Museum Lunch

Relish a gourmet boxed lunch from Ridgefield’s specialty food shop No. 109 Cheese & Wine, created with the highest quality of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Includes a baguette sandwich (vegetarian selection offered), seasonal fresh fruit, homemade potato chips, dessert, and bottled water.

Tea, Please

Enjoy our contemporary take on the traditional tea service, including an assortment of tasty finger sandwiches, pastries, and a selection of popular teas.

Bubbles at Twilight

Relax and unwind with a glass of champagne and an assortment of artisanal cheeses before or following your late afternoon tour (hours for this option are 4 to 6 pm).

Tour Fees & FAQ

Fees

A museum guide-led tour is $8 per person. Museum guides are highly trained museum educators, who are committed to providing an engaging and quality visitor experience.

A curator-led tour is $20 per person. Experience the exhibitions through the lens of the Museum’s expert curators, and make connections with the art in view in unexpected and stimulating ways.

Add a facilitated art-making experience to any tour option for an additional $7 per person. After exploring the galleries, be inspired by the exhibitions to create your own work of art.

FAQ

How many people comprise a group? Group tours are available for ten or more participants

When do I need to book my tour? We request that you kindly reserve your tour date and time two weeks in advance.

When can we visit? Tours at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum are seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm (Sundays from 12 to 5 pm).

When and how do we pay? All tickets must be purchased as one transaction, either at the time of your visit or in advance with a credit card when booking your tour.

Family Programs

Click below to explore the Museum’s upcoming programs for families and children.

Family Guide

Download or pickup our Family Activity Guide, which includes prompts for discussions about the exhibitions, gallery activities, and take-home projects to engage children and families of all ages and sizes.

Family Membership

Enjoy free Museum admission for your entire family, plus discounts on Camp Aldrich, family workshops, and more.

Facility Rentals

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum offers a striking backdrop for your corporate events, nonprofit fundraisers, and social gatherings. The Museum’s Atrium, with adjoining galleries and The Studio, and the front terrace and outdoor sculpture garden provide a unique setting for cocktail receptions, sit-down dinners, business meetings, holiday parties, and more.Private exhibition tours with our expert Museum guides are offered for your event free of charge. Wireless Internet access and audio visual services (for an additional fee) are available.All rentals must be deemed appropriate to the facility, and may not interfere with the Museum’s function or accessibility during public hours. Rental facilities are not available for weddings, adult birthday parties, or bar/bat mitzvahs.For more information, contact Jamie Pearl, events manager, at 203.438.4519, extension 118, or jpearl@aldrichart.org

In 1964, Larry Aldrich purchased the historic "Old Hundred" building on Main Street in Ridgefield, Connecticut, to house his growing collection of contemporary art. The building was constructed in 1783 by Joshua King and James Dole, two lieutenants in the Revolutionary War, and was nicknamed Old Hundred because it served as a grocery and hardware store from 1783 to 1883 and as Ridgefield's first post office. A descendant of Lieutenant King, Grace King Ingersoll, remodeled the building in 1883 and used it as her home. From 1929 to 1964, it had served as Ridgefield's First Church of Christ, Scientist.After the 2001 vote to renovate the Museum, the architects were presented with the challenge of expanding a contemporary art museum located in an historic district with colonial roots. Architect Charles Mark Hay, design principal at Tappé Associates, Boston, based the new Aldrich on an abstraction of traditional New England architecture. Groundbreaking took place in April 2003; the Museum reopened to the public in June 2004 and successfully completed a $9 million capital campaign in December 2004.The new Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum building received a design award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New England. The Museum also received an honorable mention from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for its restoration of Old Hundred, completed in 2011.Today, The Aldrich’s campus comprises Old Hundred, which now houses the Museum's administrative offices; the white clapboard and granite Museum building that encompasses public and exhibition spaces; and a two-acre Sculpture Garden that serves as an outdoor exhibition space. The Aldrich's 17,000 square feet of space accommodates twelve galleries, including a screening room, a sound gallery, a 22-foot-high project space, The Studio, a space for learning and making; and art-handling facilities.

Private exhibition tours with our expert Museum guides are offered for your event free of charge. Wireless Internet access and audio visual services (for an additional fee) are available.

All rentals must be deemed appropriate to the facility, and may not interfere with the Museum’s function or accessibility during public hours. Rental facilities are not available for weddings, adult birthday parties, or bar/bat mitzvahs.

For more information, contact Jamie Pearl, events manager, at 203.438.4519, extension 118, or jpearl@aldrichart.org.

  • First Floor
  • Second Floor
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Old Hundred