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Abigail Adams

Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

During summer weekends, families may often find themselves wondering, should the kids do something educational today? Or just something fun?

Families can do both. Fairfield has two popular public beaches, Jennings and Penfield. Just a few minutes' drive from those Long Island Sound strands is a lovely collection of restored historic buildings, newly opened to the public. The historic buildings, at Fairfield Museum, surround a shaded common area that is open for picnics.

The historic homes are open Friday to Sunday, but Fridays seem to be the best days for visiting the shoreline. On weekdays, parking costs only $20 at the beaches (it's $50 on weekends) and Jennings offers...

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