Things to do in Stratford

Below, find information on local attractions, after-school programs, and other organizations. Whether you're looking for a fun afternoon activity or a new hobby, Stratford has something for you.

Camps, Athletics, & Other Programs

Community Calendar

Welcome to Stratford's Community Calendar, where all of our town events are posted. Activities include open swimming, yoga classes, birding tours, farmers markets, and so much more. Click on the image below to check out our community calendar.

Community Calendar

Top Ten Attractions

From shopping to golfing, and nature seeking to site seeing, Stratford has attractions for any type of day. Check out some of our historical sites or enjoy a craft beer at one of our famous local breweries. Learn more about some of our most popular stops below.

Community Centers

The Sterling House

Sterling House is a multi-service community center located in the heart of Stratford, Connecticut. Since its opening, Sterling House has been a mecca for young and old. It is dedicated to serving all ages from the toddler to the senior adult, and provides affordable social, educational and recreational activities which assist them in their positive and healthy development. Click here to learn more.

The Baldwin Center

The Baldwin Center is the town's dedicated senior center offering classes, games, and social services for Stratford's senior residents. From energy bill assistance and Medicare savings plans, to Spanish classes and line dancing, the Baldwin Center has something for everyone. Click here to learn more.

The South End Community Center

The South End Community Center hosts a wide range of public services from childcare and summer camps to tax assistance and food pantries. Click here to learn more about their offerings.


Stratford's public library has a fantastic selection of books, DVDs, and programs for all ages. Enjoy services like public computers, children story times, adult education classes, and a maker space. Click here to learn more.

Museums & Historical Centers

Connecticut Air & Space Museum

The Connecticut Air & Space Center is a non-profit Air Museum that displays vintage aircraft, memorabilia, and artifacts that pertain to Connecticut, both inside and out. The museum's motto is to: Honor, Preserve, Educate. Click here to visit their website.

The Judson House

 Built circa 1750 by Capt. David Judson on the site of his great-grandfather's 1639 stone house, Judson House is a fine example of Georgian architecture with its impressive broken scroll pediment entry. It is furnished with period pieces of Stratford origin. The beautiful paneled "west roome" contains an early piano which belonged to William Samuel Johnson, framer of the U.S. Constitution, and the second president of Columbia University. Learn more about the Judson House, where the Stratford Historical Society (SHS) is located.

National Helicopter Museum

The Museum contains hundreds of photographs and models tracing the history of the helicopter both in the United States and around the world. An airport and seaplane base built in Stratford in the 1920's brought Igor Sikorsky to the area to build his flying boats. Then Sikorsky flew his US300 Helicopter in September 1939 in Stratford and produced many helicopters and rotary wing aircraft from that time. Stratford is the birthplace of the American helicopter industry. Click here to learn more.

The Perry House

Visit one of Stratford's oldest homes, and discover a lost world rich in history. Check out upcoming events or rent the house here.

Town Clubs & Organizations

The Friends of Boothe Park, Inc.

The Friends of Boothe Park is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed in 1984 with the mission of providing information and preserving the heritage of the park and its museums, buildings, and grounds. Each year Friends contribute over 6000 fun-filled hours conducting school programs and guided tours, maintaining gardens, grounds and buildings. Friends provide an annual Opening Day event, exhibits, tours, school programs, a genealogy library, and rose garden for the benefit of the general public.

To become a Friend of Boothe Park Volunteer or to contribute to our programs please complete the response form.

Your tax-deductible contribution helps to support all programs. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals and $25 for families and are tax-deductible. USE Response FORM and send contributions and inquiries to P.O BOX 902, Stratford CT 06615.

Putney Chapel Association

The Chapel was built in 1844 and has been elegantly restored. It may be rented for weddings, funerals, meetings, and appropriate events by calling 203-375-3841. The season is from April 1st until November 30th. The Chapel is air conditioned and is handicapped-accessible. There is sufficient parking on the adjacent lawn. The Chapel can be rented as-is and the fee is $300. Please see Rental Agreement.

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Stratford Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio club meets in the Radio Club building on the Park grounds. New members and visitors welcome. The clubhouse is open for operations and inquiries from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Additional info is available at YahooGroups website. New members and visitors welcome. For more info. call 203-924-1120.

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Boothe Memorial Railway Society

All volunteer, non-profit railroad club devoted to promoting an interest in model trains and railroad history. Fully operating model railroad layouts and cabinet displays of model and full-scale railroad memorabilia. This working society meets every Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. New members, school & scout groups welcome. For more info. call 378.1878 and leave a message.

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Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society

Formed by a local group of professional and amateur astronomers in 1953. Meetings take place in the Observatory the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month at 8:00 p.m. Visitors always welcome. The observatory is open for public Open Houses, school and scout groups. Contact: Stacey or Elliot at 377.9933 E-mail MBAS.

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