About Us


Established in 1982, the Knights of Columbus Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit institution serving the educational interests of the general public through periodic exhibitions of artwork and related content. Located in New Haven, Conn., where the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882, it also serves as an archive, repository, and gallery for documents and artifacts pertaining to the Catholic fraternal organization’s foundation, history and activities.

The Museum features world-class exhibitions of artwork and history, particularly those representing the heritage of Catholicism. It also maintains a permanent gallery of the K of C’s annals, as well as one dedicated to its founder (and sainthood candidate), Father Michael J. McGivney (1852-1890). Its permanent collections of Christopher Columbus and papal memorabilia are also on regular exhibition.

Renowned for its annual Christmas exhibitions, the Knights of Columbus Museum provides a spacious, contemporary and family-friendly facility. It is fully accessible, open year-round, and offers free admission and onsite parking.

The Knights of Columbus Museum is wheelchair accessible and welcomes visitors with special needs.

Knights of Columbus Museum
One State Street
New Haven, CT 06511 USA
Telephone: 203-865-0400
General Museum Inquiries

Group Tour Information
Contact: Kathy Cogan

For the welfare of our visitors and items on display, the following policies currently apply at the Knights of Columbus Museum:
  • Proper attire is required at all times, including shirts and shoes
  • All bags are subject to inspection
  • No firearms or weapons are permitted
  • No loitering or disruptive behavior in the museum or on its grounds
  • Photography is permitted in permanent galleries only
  • No food or beverages are permitted in the galleries
  • Service animals only
  • No smoking is permitted
  • Children 12 years and younger must be under adult supervision