Stratford, Connecticut - Obsolete Toll Booths On Display
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 14.093 W 073° 06.604
18T E 658384 N 4566553
Quick Description: At 5774 Main Street Putney in Stratford CT is 32 acres of park that includes Connecticut history, the Stratford astronomical societies planetarium, a new playground, and a rose garden.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2009 1:14:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM6PP8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 9

Long Description:
There’s lots for the kids to explore other than just the playground. The new playground really is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more to do than play on the monkey bars and slide. When the park land was given to the town of Stratford as a park they also inherited the museum that the Boothe brothers had created.

The museum has great displays that will stimulate your childrens’ imaginations. There are a number of buildings on the site. My favorite is the model train museum with the Thomas the train engine by the front door. The model train museum is open to the public every Saturday from 1pm-4pm during the summer.

Every Wednesday night from 6:30-9:00 you are invited to visit the museum to learn more about model train operating and building. There is never an admission charge but they do accept donations.

My wife Jessica and I had our wedding photos taken at the flower garden at Boothe Park. The beautiful rose garden was in full bloom that October. The roses and fountain make for great photo opportunities.

There’s also a mini lighthouse and windmill at the park too. They don’t look so small to the kids. There’s a blacksmith shop there too. I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t know if it’s a working blacksmith shop or just a museum.

You can spend spend an entire week with your kids in Stratford’s Boothe Park and never see the same thing twice. Have fun exploring Boothe Park.

As a matter of fact thanks to todays exploration of Boothe Park I discovered Stratford’s Astronomical Society. I decided to dig a little deeper and tell you more about the astronomical society for tomorrows entry .
Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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