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Haddam Shad Museum Spring 2021 Hours & Info


The Haddam Shad Museum will be open on Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from April 4 – June 13, 2021. The Shad Museum, founded by Dr. Joseph Zaientz of Haddam Neck, focuses on the importance of the Shad fishing industry to Haddam and the lower Connecticut River Valley. Housed in the former Bill Maynard Shad Shack, the museum features many important and unique artifacts related to this once important local industry and is the only museum in the country solely devoted to shad fishing.

Shad Museum directors, who are knowledgeable with both commercial and sport shad fishing will be available to answer questions. For safety reasons, appointments are required by calling 860-345-2400. Social distancing and masks are also required.

The museum is located at 212 Saybrook Road, Higganum, CT behind the gas station. Free admission.  For additional information or to set up an appointment visit or The contact phone number is  860-345-2400.

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