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West Haven, Connecticut: Savin Rock Museum - Laff in the Dark

Not about rocks, but about Savin Rock, a former amusement park. A recording of the Laughing Fat Lady plays in the restrooms. Expert curator and park employee Harold Hartmann passed away in 2018.

6 Rock St., West Haven, CT
I-95 exit 42. South on Saw Mill Rd/Kelesey Ave. for 1.5 miles. Just past the last intersection (Captain Thomas Blvd). The Museum is directly ahead on the right, next to Jimmie's Restaurant. The entrance to the museum is to the right of the archway for the Savin Rock Conference Center.
Call for hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $4, kids $2
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Savin Rock Museum - Laff in the Dark

The museum is closed - it looks abandoned.

[Jeff, 11/02/2018]

We suggest calling for current hours, which have changed since the 2018 death of its longtime curator Harold Hartmann. The museum, first started in 2001, may only open seasonally now...

Savin Rock Museum - Laff in the Dark

This is a museum dedicated to the amusement parks and attractions of Savin Rock. Beginning in 1870, Savin Rock became a popular destination for recreation and entertainment. Home of many rides, including Laff in the Dark. They have a recording of the laughing fat lady that sat on top of one of the amusements playing in the restrooms of the museum.

[Jen Hitchcock, 04/01/2005]

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