The first written record of Wilton dates back to 1640. During The Civil War, Wilton was one of the stops for the Underground Railroad. Wilton has transformed itself from a small farming town to a suburban residential community. The total population is about 18,000. In 2007, CNN Money voted Wilton one of the best places to live in the United States. Wilton is located in Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. Wilton is desirable for its proximity to New York City. Wilton residents often travel to New York City for business purposes, as well as the surrounding cities of Norwalk, C.T. and Stamford, C.T.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road, Phone: 203-834-1896, . Grounds open all year. Visitor Center: May through October W-Su 8:30 AM-5PM. November through April Th-Su from 9:30AM-4PM. Rotating art and history exhibits, beautiful ground that have inspired many artists. Weir farm was home to painter Julian Alden Weir, sculptor Mahonri Young, and painter Sperry Andrews. Ranger-led tours. Free.
The Heritage Museum, 224 Danbury Road, Phone: 203-762-7257, http://www.wiltonhistorical.org/pages/museum.htm. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of changes in rural New England.
Merwin Meadows, 180 School Road. Merwin Meadows includes a pond, beautiful soccer fields and a playground. It is a great place to take children in the summer time. The Wilton Parks and Recreation holds a camp for school children at Merwin Meadows, during the summer months.
River Road Gallery, 21 River Road, Phone: 203-376-3887, River Road Gallery features a custom fine art and mirror framing store. The store features local and international artists.
Hurlbutt Street School 157 Hurlbutt Street, Phone: 203-762-7275, The Hurlbutt Street School was built in 1834. It is one room and tours are available upon request.