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Henry Whitfield State Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Guilford
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
New York City, New York
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This museum gives you an insight into the colonial heritage of Guilford. Very well preserved and knowledgeable guides.

Visited September 2013
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New Haven, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Highly informative”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The guides are friendly and very helpful, very informative. Self-guided tour of the house of 1639 with some interactive parts in each room for children. Good display of life in the 17th century. You can go through it quickly or slowly. Medieval architecture. Also education center and gift shop. We enjoyed it and recommend it highly for information on first residents of CT.

Visited July 2013
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