Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford

Events


2022

May 15 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month. (Please note: The Prudence Crandall Museum is closed for renovations.)

June 11 (Saturday) 10:00-4:00
Connecticut Open House Day
Free admission

June 19 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month.

June 21 (Tuesday) 6:00-8:00 pm
Make Music Day
Enjoy a free outdoor concert on the front lawn of the Whitfield House featuring The Afro-Semitic Experience – a band beyond category playing spiritual, world-beat, soulful jazz. Bring your own chairs and blankets. A variety of food and refreshments will be available for purchase from onsite vendors. There is no charge for attending the performance, parking, or entering the Visitor Center (galleries, gifts shop, restrooms), and the Whitfield House will be closed. Rain date: Wednesday, June 22 (check the museum’s Facebook and Instagram for notices or call 203-453-2457). Support provided by CT Humanities.

July (Wednesday-Friday) 10:00-4:00 (weather permitting)
Archaeology Dig
Watch Dr. Bill Farley and his students from Southern Connecticut State University's Department of Anthropology as they dig on the museum grounds. No admission required.

July 17 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month.

August 21 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month.

September 17 (Saturday) 12:00-4:00
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Free admission for anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Visit their website to reserve your ticket.

September 18 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month.

October 16 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00
State Museum Sunday
Free admission to the State Museums for Connecticut residents on the third Sunday of the month.

November 25 (Friday) 10:00-4:00
Thanksgiving Friday
Travel back to the 1600s at Connecticut’s oldest house with a self-guided tour of all three floors of the 1639 stone house filled with furnishings and artifacts. Learn about the interactions between the Menunkatuck band of the Quinnipiac tribe and the English colonizers of Guilford. Explore the inside of the Whitfield House with the “What is That?” and “Material World” scavenger hunts. Explore the museum grounds with the “I Spy Bingo” activity sheet and the “Outdoor Scavenger Hunt” available at the parking lot kiosk. Bring donations for the Guilford Food Bank and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Collection bins are located in the museum’s Visitor Center, which also houses the museum gift shop with a wide assortment of books, souvenirs, toys, and home goods for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Admission: Adults (18-64) - $10, Seniors (65 & older) & Veterans - $8, Youth (6-17) - $5, Children (5 & younger) & Active-duty military personnel & up to 5 family members - Free. Free parking.