Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford

Plan Your Visit


  • Whitfield House, Gift Shop & Visitor Center open 10:00-4:00, Wednesday-Sunday
  • Gift Shop & Visitor Center open 10:00-4:00 most weekdays
  • Whitfield House open weekdays by appointment 
Adults (18-64) - $10
Seniors (65 & older) & Veterans - $8
Youth (6-17) - $5
Children (5 & younger) - Free
Active-duty military personnel & up to 5 family members - Free

Free Outdoor Experiences:
  • Explore the site’s history through interpretive signs with photos and links to online material, including audio tours in English and Spanish
  • Pick up the “I Spy” Bingo game at the parking lot kiosk and search the museum grounds for 5 in a row
  • Picnic, play catch, read, paint, and more – there are over 8 acres of sunny and shady spots to enjoy!
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
  • free parking
  • 1/2-mile south of the Guilford Green
  • 1/4-mile north of the Guilford Train Station

Passport to Guilford History

Black and white quilt design of 3-by-3 grid of squares and white line drawings of Guilford's historic houses on black backgrounds in the center and four corners

Guilford’s five history museums invite you to visit their sites and all they have to offer. Each museum has its own architecture, time periods, collections, and stories to explore. When you visit all of them, you venture through nearly 400 years of history. The participating museums are the Dudley Farm Museum, Henry Whitfield State Museum, Hyland House Museum, Medad Stone Tavern Museum, and Thomas Griswold House Museum. The program is open to adults and children, and the hope is to encourage residents to visit and support the amazing history sites right in their own backyards.

To begin, visit any of the museums during regular hours to pick up a Passport, then get your Passport stamped when you tour each site. The program begins Saturday, June 1, 2024 and runs through Sunday, September 29, 2024. (Please note: check with individual sites for hours, admission, and other information.)

If you visit all five museums and return your completed Passport to any of them by Sunday, September 29, 2024, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five prizes. The identical prize baskets will be overflowing with museum swag and merchandise generously donated by local businesses. Five winners will be randomly selected from all of the completed Passports.

While in Guilford:

Dudley Farm Museum
Hyland House Museum
Medad Stone Tavern Museum
Thomas Griswold House Museum
Witness Stones Project
Guilford Free Library
Guilford Preservation Alliance
Visit Guilford

Learn more about the surrounding area at CTvisit.com.