Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford

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The Whitfield House features 3 floors of 17th-19th century furnishings and artifacts. The introductory exhibit, The Old Stone House, details the house's history from Guilford’s settlement period through the house’s restoration in the 1930s. Tours are self-guided and museum staff and volunteers are available to answer questions. Educational game sheets are offered for children and the young at heart. Admission also includes the Education Building with more hands-on activities and historical exhibits.

In the Visitor Center, you can purchase your admission tickets, browse through the gift shop, pick up travel information, view changing exhibits, or make an appointment to use the research library. A stroll around the landscaped grounds features extensive stone walls, a bronze statue representing Henry Whitfield, and a ship’s cannon from the War of 1812.

Parking is free. Please allow approximately one hour for your visit.

Programs and special events are presented throughout the year, including annual events like Connecticut Open House Day in June, Harvesting History on Thanksgiving Weekend, and Firelight Festival on the Friday night one week after Thanksgiving Friday.

Schools, camps, scouts, senior centers, and community groups are welcome year round and special programs can be tailored to meet your interests and curriculums.
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  • but was able to park and walk the grounds. Did not plan on visiting but came upon it while driving through the town. The grounds and across the street are well maintained despite it being off...  more »
  • It's worth a visit for anyone who is interested in early New England/ Connecticut history. Entertaining, informative docents. Activities and interesting artifacts/experience for kids.  more »
  • Excellent tour, great information! House is a little dusty.. beware if you have allergies, although it is pretty quick to see.
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