Our Mission

The Fort at No. 4 Open-Air Museum is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a greater understanding of the multi-ethnic, multi-layered, unvarnished history of the 18th century. To that end the museum employs static displays, living history, reenactment activities, classes/workshops, tours, presentations, and special events. With a better understanding of past actions, attitudes, and norms of behavior, one is able to make better informed decision about current and future issues:

You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed.
Frederick Douglass

Our mission:

To engage visitors in the exploration of the rich history of the Connecticut River Valley. To reach a wide audience through our dynamic, interactive programming, preservation efforts, and broad outreach. We believe that a deeper understanding of our past celebrates and builds better communities.

The Fort at No. 4 Open-Air Museum and Historic Landmark is supported through donations, grants, museum admissions, Friends of the Fort Memberships, fundraising activities, and the generosity of our volunteers.