Explore all three floors – including angles and corners not accessible when visiting in person. Zoom in to see things up close. Hover on a tag for more information. And if you have Virtual Reality goggles, click the icon in the lower right corner to tour in VR. Please contact us if there's anything on the tour you'd like to know more about or if you have any questions. We're continuously adding new tags and enhancing the ones already there, so your feedback will help us in this process.
Begin your tour
Try a scavenger hunt during you tour:
Explore some of the museum collection – along with other Connecticut museum treasures – on the website Connecticut Collections. You can browse by institution to find the Henry Whitfield State Museum's collections, and we're continuing to upload more items weekly.
Research Library Finding Aids
Explore some of the museum collection through Connecticut Archives Online, thanks in part to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Connecticut State Library on behalf of the State Archives and Conservation ConneCTion.
- Guilford Images
- Guilford Families Genealogy
- Guilford Native Americans & African Americans
- Guilford Ledgers
- Whitfield House Colonial Revival Restoration
Visit our YouTube channel for short video tours, including collection highlights and behind-the-scenes.
Connecticut Public Television featured the Henry Whitfield State Museum as one of the 50 most notable cultural resources in the state – watch the 5-minute video.
Visit Jigsaw Planet to play our collection of free digital jigsaw puzzles featuring images of the Whitfield House and items in the museum collection. Complete the puzzles at your leisure, or for an extra challenge, use the timer to score yourself and compete against family and friends.
Video Conference Backgrounds
Add some 17th-century style to your 21st-century online life! Choose one of these backgrounds featuring Connecticut's oldest house for your next meeting on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or the platform of your choice. Contact us if there's another view of the museum you'd like to use or if you need a higher resolution image.