Group Tours

Guided tours of the museum’s collections and special exhibitions can be arranged for groups of at least ten people with at least three weeks advance notice. Tours can be tailored to meet the interests of each group and may include a highlights tour of the museum or a tour of a current special exhibition.

The Museum features art galleries housing a permanent collection of work by American artists from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Our dynamic, regional history exhibit designed to engage audiences of all ages includes interactive displays, oral histories and historic movie clips. Not to be missed is the fascinating display of over 10,000 buttons. In addition, we have several changing galleries with special exhibits that cover a range of topics and mediums. Tours can be tailored to meet your group’s exact needs and interests.

To schedule a group tour or youth program contact Heather Whitehouse, Manager of Public Programs at (203) 753-0381 x117 or


Guided Adult Group Tours:

  • Adults: $9
  • Seniors (over 65) & College Students: $7

Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. 10 person minimum.

School & Youth Group Tours:

  • Children: $5 (One free adult chaperone)

Tours offer a variety of gallery programs, which can be modified for specific scouting requirements or groups with special needs. Programs can be tailored to your schedule and age group and support the CT Common Core State Standards.

Off-Site Tours:

MATT on the go: For adult life-long learners

Bring the Museum to your site virtually. Tours include a visit by our trained educator with historic artifacts to share and touch for a tactile experience. Sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Contact Heather Whitehouse, Manager of Public Programs at (203) 753-0381 x117 or

Outreach for Young Adults and Children

Invite us to your facility! We have specially trained educators that come to you for a conversation about the Museum and an accompanying hands-on art project.

Accessing Autism

Let us come to you for a unique artistic experience! Children with Autism and special needs can enjoy a tailored discussion with trained Museum Educators and experience hands-on activities related to collections and exhibitions.

Testimonials from Recent Tours:

“Thank you very much for your warm hospitality on Monday. Our group enjoyed both the Peterson exhibit and the rest of the Mattatuck. Most of our group was unfamiliar with Mattatuck and were pleasantly surprised.”