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West Haven Bulletin Board
Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Savin Rock Museum announces hours.
The Savin Rock Museum, 6 Rock St., has reopened its doors to the public after a season of hibernation.

The hours of the museum, which is open to early December, are from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. weekends.

Admission is $4, but is $2 for adults 60 and older and children under 12.

The museum, based in the lower level of the Savin Rock Conference Center, chronicles West Haven’s 363-year history. It displays artifacts from the old Savin Rock amusement park and its dependable fire service, Engine & Hose Company 1, as well as relics dating to Colonial times.

The museum also houses a theater and learning center with exhibits, events and notable West Haven figures, including 1933 Miss America Marian Bergeron and World War II Medal of Honor recipient William A. Soderman.

Visit the gift shop, which sells official Savin Rock memorabilia, or call 203-934-0471 to arrange a private tour for 10 or more. For information, call 203-937-3566

"See Ya at The Rock" is the name of the New DVD that is available from the Savin Rock Museum for $25.00 mail order, or can be picked up at the Museum for $20.00.

The DVD runs for 37 minutes. On the DVD are interviews with the people that worked at Savin Rock, black & white home movies of  some of the rides and the people at The Amusement Park.
For Mail Orders send to:

Savin Rock Museum
Att. Harold Hartmann
355 Main Street
West Haven, CT  06516

Make check payable to:
Savin Rock Museum in the amount of $25.00

Located at the
Savin Rock Conference Center
6 Rock Street

West Haven, CT  06516


Museum Open From April to Early December

Museum Hours
Monday  Closed

Tuesday    Closed

Wednesday  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday  Closed

Friday  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

But will Open For Special Tours At Other Times
Call  203-937-3666 or 203-937-3566
Between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

The Museum's Grand Opening was on
09 September 2001

One Hundred Years...

One hundred years ago, Victorian families flocked to West Haven's shoreline to picnic, stroll along the four mile coastline, dine in the pier restaurants and especially, to enjoy an amusement park then called White City. Future generations arrived in electric trolley cars, automobiles and buses. Regardless of the mode of transportation, the trip to what eventually expanded to become the Savin Rock Amusement Park was a memorable one, indeed!

Today, thousands of people recall the happy days of their youth: a mile long series of roller coasters, water chutes and carousel rides, auto races and bumper cars, mirrored and spooky fun houses, concerts and marathon dances….. Hot dogs, popcorn, frozen custard, mechanical fortune tellers or the laughing lady….. Young men determined to impress their date by winning prizes with pitching skills - or, for the timid - from a machine with a fishing derrick!

The new Savin Rock Museum offers an opportunity to revisit the sights and sounds of that era. Learn about the customs and culture, which spawned six generations of happy faces through interactive video, hands-on exhibits and rare memorabilia.

Wilcox's Flying Horses

Main Entrance to White City, Savin Rock, Conn.

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