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Henry Whitfield State Museum

248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437-3459
+1 203-453-2457
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Interesting local spot

This is actually a very interesting local museum. Doesn't take very long, interesting history, and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Teresa S
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Branford, Connecticut, United States
Living History

The Whitefield Museum wont take you long - but if you are interested in history and are in the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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The Henry Whitfield State Museum is the site of Connecticut's oldest house -- the Whitfield House was built in 1639 for the Reverend Henry Whitfield, one of the founders of Guilford. Now a museum for over 100 years, self-guided tours include three floors of antique furnishings and local artifacts, an introductory exhibit "The Old Stone House," as well as changing exhibits in the Visitor Center and displays in the Education Building. No admission is required for visiting the gift shop or using the research library. The museum hosts special events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Firelight Festival the second Friday after Thanksgiving.
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248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437-3459
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is actually a very interesting local museum. Doesn't take very long, interesting history, and beautiful grounds.

Thank Teresa S
HenryWhitfieldMuseum, Museum Curator at Henry Whitfield State Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to review our museum, and we're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Whitefield Museum wont take you long - but if you are interested in history and are in the general area - I highly recommend this. It was built almost 400 years ago (!!!) and the tour gives you a great feel for what it...More

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HenryWhitfieldMuseum, Museum Curator at Henry Whitfield State Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip to the museum. As one interested in the field of architecture preservation this was fascinating because this home has been manipulated so much through time. Unlike a normal house museum, this is not a house museum because the building...More

Thank Greatsource
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I were on a business trip to CT. We decided to spend the preceding weekend in a B&B in Westbrook and explore the area. Our hostess had grown up in Guilford and suggested a Sunday drive. We were checking our route on...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Not many things the state of Ct. runs that is done correctly, maybe this is a rarity. Very we'll run. Nice little gift shop and the house can be guided tour or self walk. Spend as little or as much time as possible. We were...More

Thank corrinesdad
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great for history buffs. Fort styled house. Staff well informed. Preserved well. But they have clock that should be in Hyland museum!!!!

Thank Dori D
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is wonderful. If you want to know about Guilfords past and the area around it. Go to this museum.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing old house, the oldest around. Small and quickly viewed, so plan something else if you are making the trip. Not too exciting for children.

Thank NorthfordBill
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My girlfriend took me out for the day for my birthday. The museum was very interesting with nice grounds. If you are into history you will like this lovely home.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I've lived a block from here most of my life, my first apt. Was right across the street. Even living this close I have visited the house over and over again, if u want an experience knowing what it was like in the 1600's and...More

Thank Ruth C
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Last time we went it was free.
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