Winsted, Connecticut: American Museum of Tort Law

Pet project of Ralph Nader, who lives nearby. See exhibits on McDonald's too-hot coffee, thalidomide, cigarettes, the unsafe-at-any-speed Corvair, deadly toys, and other dangerous products.
654 Main St., Winsted, CT
West end of town, on the north side of US Hwy 44/Main St., between High St. and Lake St.
Apr-Dec W-M 10:30-5. Jan-Apr tour by appt. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
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Tort law.

American Museum of Tort Law

Only law museum in the Western Hemisphere. Tells the story of landmark cases through exhibits and graphic-type illustrations. Also has a 1963 Corvair.

[James Reichardt, 10/01/2015]

The museum is the pet project of consumer crusader Ralph Nader, who lives in town. The Corvair was the car that Nader made infamous in his book, "Unsafe at Any Speed" (which is available in the gift shop). Tort law is often used in cases where consumers sue corporations.

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