Built for the Reverend Henry Whitfield, one of the founders of Guilford, the house was considered an "ancient relic" even over a hundred years ago and it opened as a museum in 1904. Rooms display antique furnishings and local artifacts. There are changing exhibits in the visitor center. Now on view, "Guilford Goes Global," a display highlighting photographs by visitors of the museum's Guilford magnet in locales from around the world.
This is a Connecticut Blue Star Museum which invites active military personnel and their families to visit free of charge all summer long (Memorial Day, May 27 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013). For militaryqualifications and complete list of all participating museums visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.