Museum Hours

Adults $7, Seniors and Students $5. Children under 10 are free. Closed January, February and March, except for Tours.

Monday10:30am -5pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday10:30am -5pm
Thursday10:30am -5pm
Friday10:30am -5pm
Saturday10:30am -5pm
Sunday10:30am -5pm

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Have your class venture out into the field to see firsthand how our systems of law and government work. Get in touch with Joan Bowman today, [email protected] or 860-379-0505

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The Only Museum Dedicated to Law

Educating the public since 2015

The mission of the nationally acclaimed American Museum of Tort Law is to educate, inform and inspire Americans about two things: Trial by jury; and the benefits of tort law. Tort law is the law of wrongful injuries, including motor vehicle crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and environmental disasters, among many others.

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The Director's Cut

Insight from Richard L. Newman, esq.

Legal Immunities Mock the Law

So there’s this gimmick, see? A special interest group of one sort or another goes before a legislature somewhere –…
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On Frivolous Lawsuits

We’ve all heard about them – frivolous lawsuits – that are allegedly plaguing the courts, bedeviling the civil justice system,…
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When Madness Walked the Earth

In 2012, the unspeakable happened. A madman, armed with rifle designed for war, slaughtered little children in a school in…
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“Fun, creative, visually stunning and provocative. By emphasizing cases where the civil justice system led not only to compensation for injured parties, but also to changes in corporate practice that made everyone safer, the museum reveals the truth about tort law—and likely leaves visitors with more sympathy towards it.”

Politico

“The museum aims to describe the evolution of the law regarding negligence and liability, and it features some of the most groundbreaking cases of the late 20th century.”

The New York Times

“The American Museum of Tort Law reminds visitors how unhealthy American lives were not so long ago.”

The Washington Post

“The museum’s mission is to restore the idea that personal-injury law is not a way to line the pockets of a few lucky lawyers but rather a way to hold the powerful to account. As presented by the museum, personal-injury law may be the only way to hold a corporation accountable to the people it has harmed.”

The New Yorker

“This nonprofit, educational institution aims to make people aware of tort law’s pivotal role in the protection of personal freedom and safety, and celebrates the historical and contemporary achievements of the civil justice system.”

Forbes

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