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Hyland House Museum (1713)

The Hyland House Museum (1713) is an historic house museum. It is is completely furnished with an exceptional collection of 17th- and 18th-century furniture and artifacts. 

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The Hyland House is an historic house museum, named for George Hyland, the settler who purchased the land on which it stands in 1657.

The two-story saltbox structure was built circa 1713 by Hyland’s son-in-law Isaac Parmelee. The National Registry of Historic Places describes it as a “landmark building in the history of domestic architecture.”  The homestead inhabitants included Ebeneezer Parmelee, a master clockmaker, and Candace, an enslaved woman for whom Guilford’s first Witness Stone was placed in the museum’s front walkway.

The house opened as a non-profit museum in 1918.  For more than a century, the Hyland House has been sharing Guilford’s rich colonial history through tours, events, hands-on programs, classes, and research.

Pricing: Admission is $3, unless otherwise specified. Free admission for tours and programs for visitors under 18 accompanied by an adult.

Other Amenities: Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours

Dates of Operation: June – September



84 Boston St.
Guilford, CT 06437


The House is open from June through September on Fridays 11-4 and Sundays 12-4. On Saturdays when there is no program scheduled, the house is open 11-4.

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