The Ridgefield Community

Established in 1709, Ridgefield is the site of the Revolutionary War 1777 Battle of Ridgefield. The town has maintained its colonial heritage while becoming a modern community. Known for its main street, Ridgefield’s Main Street is lined with boutiques, elegant restaurants, and historic homes. In 2006, Ridgefield was voted “The Best Town in Connecticut” by Connecticut Magazine. Ridgefield is 55 miles northeast of New York City and 50 miles from Hartford.

The town of Ridgefield offers a variety of cultural and arts events through various organizations including the Ridgefield Playhouse and the Aldrich Museum. There are opportunities for people interested in outdoor and physical fitness including hiking trails, aquatic and fitness programs, tennis, an ice skating rink, a skate park, and an 18 hole golf course.

Local Attractions

The Aldrich Museum
The Aldrich Museum, founded by Larry Aldrich in 1964, engages its audience with thought-provoking, contemporary art exhibitions and programs. It is one of the few independently funded contemporary art museums in the United States and the only one in Connecticut.

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation
Whether spending your summer days at the park or the pool, or joining our fitness classes, day camps, clinics, and club activities, you’re sure to have a great time at Ridgefield Parks & Recs.

The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Ridgefield Playhouse  is an historic, community cultural arts hub of the town that presents a variety of national and local performing acts, concerts, movies, speaking events, classes, and more. The people of the town of Ridgefield have supported and continue to sustain The Playhouse with town, state, personal family, and local business monetary contributions as well as the volunteering of their time and talents.