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Exploring Connecticut’s Towns–Guilford!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00am – 12:00pm


Nestled alongside Long Island Sound, Guilford was settled by European colonists in 1639 after Native American Wequash Cooke deeded the land to Henry Whitfield in 1641. Today Guilford boasts the third largest collection of historical homes in New England, with dwellings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The historic tree lined town green host unique boutique shops, antique markets, and art galleries, with nearby historical museums showcasing Guilford's heritage. The walking tour will explore Guilford’s rich history and include the 1774 Thomas Griswold House Museum and the 1639 Henry Whitfield State Museum, the oldest stone house in New Endland.

The program fee is $15, $10 for Museum members/donors. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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