©

Ridgefield trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ridgefield

Trip Planner USA  /  Connecticut  /  Ridgefield
(260+ reviews from 3 attractions)
Nightlife Museums
Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the 300-year-old community had a population of 24,638 at the 2010 census. The town center, which was formerly a borough, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place.HistoryRidgefield was first settled by English colonists from Norwalk and Milford in 1708, when a group of settlers purchased land from Chief Catoonah (also known as Chief Katonah) of the Ramapo tribe. The town was incorporated under a royal charter from the Connecticut General Assembly issued in 1709. The most notable 18th century event was the Battle of Ridgefield on April 27, 1777. This American Revolutionary War skirmish involved a small colonial militia force (state militia and some Continental Army soldiers), led by, among others, General David Wooster, who died in the engagement, and Benedict Arnold, whose horse was shot from under him. They faced a larger British force that had landed at Westport and was returning from a raid on the colonial supply depot in Danbury. The battle was a tactical victory for the British but a strategic one for the Colonials because the British would never again conduct inland operations in Connecticut, despite western Connecticut's strategic importance in securing the Hudson River Valley. Today, the dead from both sides are buried together in a small cemetery on Main Street on the right of the entrance to Casagmo condominiums: "...foes in arms, brothers in death...". The Keeler Tavern, a local inn and museum, features a British cannonball still lodged in the side of the building. There are many other landmarks from the Revolutionary War in the town, with most along Main Street.
When using our United States tour planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ridgefield

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ridgefield

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ridgefield:
Zoos & aquariums, historic sites, childrens museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, museums, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, shopping, trails
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, beaches, golf
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, outdoors, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Ridgefield

4 days in Ridgefield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, outdoors, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United States & Reykjavik BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ridgefield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans