Learn about nature, explore a mansion museum, and more at this family-friendly attraction.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center encompasses 118 acres. It was originally was a private estate owned by fashion designer Henri Bendel. Today, visitors can tour the Bendel Mansion and see its detailed lead-glass windows, beautiful archways, and elegant Great Hall. Bendel was a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and made a fortune through his work in the New York and Paris fashion worlds.
The Nature Center is dedicated to preserving and interpreting art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. This center offers family, camp, and adult enrichment programs in this beautiful location overlooking the pastures of the Heckscher Farm. The Knobloch Family Farmhouse is an indoor gathering space that is often used during the colder months. The Fedele Family Farmhouse Plaza is used for day campers for 2nd - 4th graders and the new 5th - 7th-grade camp. Stop by the Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, Heckscher WILD program, and the Overbrook Gift Shop before you leave this neat attraction in Stamford, Connecticut.