Director's Welcome

Dear First-time Visitors and Friends,

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is an extraordinary and incomparable treasury of art, architecture and history that blends the grandeur of America's past with a commitment to the future of our communities.

Whether you are taking a virtual tour or visiting with one of our docents, the Museum will enchant you with its unparalleled Gilded Age architecture and furnishings, its old-world craftsmanship and innovative 19th century technology. LeGrand Lockwood's country estate with its legacy of excellence, which he, and later the Mathews family left to Norwalk and the nation, is now part of our American heritage.

The Museum, which is one of the region's leading arts and cultural centers, offers a calendar of programs and events from April through January, featuring blockbuster exhibits, renowned lecturers, elegant Victorian teas for children and adults, its sought-after Antiques Appraisal Weekend and many other exciting cultural and educational offerings.

Featured in A&E's America's Castles and Hollywood's Dark Shadows and The Stepford Wives, the Museum is also a breathtaking rental venue for corporate receptions, private parties and storybook weddings.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us for additional information about the Museum, and keep in mind that your financial support protects and preserves a unique landmark that serves residents of Fairfield County and visitors from all across the nation. At the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, we are committed to education, culture and community.

Warm regards,

Susan Gilgore
Executive Director