Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven

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The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic benefit society, open to practicing Catholic men 18 years or older in union with the Holy See. Founded in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT in 1882 by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus today has a membership of more than 1.9 million members across the globe.

As a fraternal benefit society, the Knights of Columbus cares for the financial needs of its members and their families through its insurance program, which has received the highest ratings possible from A.M. Best and been named a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

As the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, the Knights of Columbus has provided both financial aid and volunteer hours to organizations such as March for Life, Special Olympics, World Youth Day, the Global Wheelchair Mission, the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, as well as parishes and communities around the world. In the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has contributed $1.5 billion and 690 million hours to charitable projects.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Well organized and laid out museum, with many artifacts and pearls, specifically papal area, WWI exhibit. Religious art items, crafts.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    My husband and I loved our first visit to the Knights of Columbus Museum. We were anxious to see the WWI Exhibit. We are quite impressed! Through displays and artifacts, the reasons for the war were m...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Followed up on a recommendation from a friend. Excellent display of World War I, including a full-size replica of a trench. Also an impressive display of the history of the Knights and their support o...  more »
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  • October 19, 2016
    A wonderful museum for the whole family. Set up excellent! The staff a very well informed about exhibitions and friendly. It's a gem in the city of New Haven Free parking under the museum and elevators and benches throughout the museum make it a comfortable place for any ones loved one to tour in comfort. If you are in New Haven,do visit this museum. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • March 8, 2017
    amazing place. staffs are all friendly, very clean and wonderful restroom, gift shop has variety from prayer book to holy gift. most of all wonderful educational opportunity to Catholics about amazing kife about Fr. M McGivney.
  • June 19, 2017
    Free parking and free admission. Great exhibits.
  • December 29, 2016
    A great little free museum for people who are interested in religion (even if you're not Catholic). I happily spent two hours there learning about the Knights and their work over the century.
  • October 4, 2016
    You may never have thought to visit this museum as you may not be a Knight or Catholic. However, there are some great displays for WWII buffs and a beautiful 9/11 memorial. Overall, it's very well done.

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