Avery-Copp House Museum 2019 Season Begins May 24

After a long and cold winter, opening day for guided tours of the Avery-Copp House Museum is Friday, May 24th from 11 am to 3 pm. 

We have a full season of events that include a Sea to Table series, Groton Bank Day, Plein Air Painting, a Garden Workshop, a Garden Fairy Tea and a Politics & Fashion lecture. 

Our first major event, Sea to Table, is a four-part series focused on Sea Scalloping.  There will be three public lectures at the La Grua Center followed by a unique sunset cruise aboard a working Scallop Boat.  Groton Bank Day combines CT Open House Day with Art on Groton Bank on June 8, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.  All participating venues will be FREE, including the Thames River Water Taxi and a shuttle bus that will make a continuous hop on-hop off loop throughout the day.  From young children to history buffs of all ages there will be something for everyone to enjoy this summer at the Avery-Copp House.

Notifications will be sent out when additional events are added.  Regular museum hours throughout the summer are Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. 

  • Thursday, May 16: The History of Scalloping (La Grua Center)
  • Monday, May 20:Scalloping Today (La Grua Center)
  • Friday, May 24: Opening Day at the Avery-Copp House
  • Saturday, June 8: Groton Bank Day
  • Monday, June 10: The Future of Scalloping
  • Saturday, June 15: Garden History Workshop
  • Saturday, June 22: Scallop Boat Sunset Cruise
  • Sunday, July 7: Plein Air Painting
  • Saturday, July 20: Garden Fairy Tea
  • Wednesday, July 24: Politics & Fashion lecture
  • Summer 2019: Private Tours & Events
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The Avery-Copp House is located on the Thames River in the Groton Bank National Register Historic District. Built in colonial style in the early 1800s and Victorianized at the turn of the century, the museum tells the story of 200 years of family life. Furnishings are original and provide a time capsule view into generations of travel and daily living. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on terraced lawns.  The public is welcome to enjoy the grounds. Special events take place year-round and the house is open Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend and by appointment off season.