DESTINATION WESTPORT WALKING TOURS

Explore Westport on foot! Walk through cemeteries, public parks and well-known streets to hear stories from our communities past.

Social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are required unless the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition. 

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October2021
Destination Westport: Dark HistorySneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past.
6 pmWestport Museum
9
October2021
Destination Westport: Westport SanitariumThough the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health.
10 am & 11:15 amWinslow Park
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October2021
Destination Westport: Art From the BeyondLearn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.
10 am & 11:15 amGreens Farms Lower Cemetery
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October2021
Destination Westport: Dark HistorySneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past.
6 pmWestport Museum
30
October2021
Destination Westport: Westport SanitariumThough the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health.
2:30 pmWinslow Park
30
October2021
12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern TourWM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide.
4 pmGreens Farms Upper Cemetery
30
October2021
12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern TourWM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide.
5 pmEvergreen Cemetery
2022
Destination Westport: Hidden History, African American WestportTraverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden history of Black Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered.
TBDWestport Museum
July2022
Destination Westport: Paths of PatriotsHear the story of colonists fighting for their freedom as well as the stories of enslaved Africans who chose sides and fought for their voices to be heard.
TBD Greens Farms Lower Cemetery
2022
Destination Westport: Evergreen Burial GroundSurvey the resting place of past Westporters and learn their stories as you meander through Saugatuck Congregational Church’s Evergreen Cemetery.
TBDEvergreen Cemetery
2022
Destination Westport: Women’s CoalitionStroll down Main Street to learn about the business owners, activists and larger-than-life ladies who shaped Westport into the town that it is today. 
TBDWestport Museum
2022
Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 
TBDLongshore