Each February, at the top of the hill on the Heckscher Farm, the maple sugar house starts to begin to bustle with activity. Late winter/early spring is the maple sugaring season here at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
A member of the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, the Museum's sugarhouse is the closest public sugarhouse to New York City. Annually, over 2,000 people visit the sugarhouse including over 750 school children. We have school programs, adult programs, and open house events including Maple Sugar Festival Weekend.
During an average season the farm produces over 60 gallons of pure Connecticut maple syrup. We tap over 300 maple trees on site and use a 2x6 wood fired evaporator to boil down the sap. Click here for more facts about Maple Sugaring.
Stop by for a visit during the season and pick up a pint or two of our pure maple syrup.