Eric Sloane Museum, Kent

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Now Closed for the 2021 Season

Re-Opening

May - October 31st, 202

 

Hours

Fridays…………… 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturdays ……… 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sundays………… 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

Ticket Information


                                                             Adults (18-60)…………………………   $10
                                                             Seniors (60 and Older)…………….  $8
                                                             Youth (6-17) / Students…………...  $5

                                                             Child (5 and Under) ……………….   Free

                                                                                              


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Site Features

  • Eric Sloane’s Studio — Sloane’s career as an artist comes vividly alive in this re-created space with his paint-spattered easel and rows of jars jammed with paintbrushes. See examples of his artwork in an adjoining gallery.
  • Sloane Gallery- View original works by the artist in our newly renovated galleries! The permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions, provide something for everyone.
  • Early American Hand Tools Gallery — Sloane himself arranged and labeled his extensive collection, telling a fascinating story about bygone times and the great American heritage of craftsmanship. The museum building itself was donated to the State of Connecticut in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company.
  • Noah Blake Cabin — The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are rebuilding the pioneer cabin originally constructed for the museum to illustrate the one described by Noah Blake in Diary of an Early American Boy, an 1805 diary published by Sloane.
  • Kent Iron Furnace — The 1826 granite blast furnace with Gothic arches was used to produce pig iron for almost 70 years and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An exhibit in the museum and a walking trail with interpretive signs tell the history of the local iron industry.
  • Gift Shop — Browse a wide selection of books, gift and souvenir items, and other merchandise for adults and children, including books and prints by Eric Sloane. The prints are not matted or framed, but some are signed and numbered by the artist

More to Explore

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