This shoreline town offers a variety of activites for land and sea enjoyment; 20 miles of beaches, several breweries and unique shops and restaurants for every craving. 

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Branford, one of Connecticut’s many shoreline towns, offers residents and tourists a variety of attractions, events and experiences. Branford is home to three popular breweries; Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Island Brewery, and Duvig Beer Company. Located just offshore, the Thimble Islands are a great place for boating, kayaking and fishing. A handful of beaches line the coast for people of all ages to enjoy. The Harrison House museum, built in 1724, offers residents a tourists a glimpse into Branford’s past with preserved artifacts and memorabilia.

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Facts about Branford

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1685.

Named from:

  • The town’s name comes from Brentford, England. The area was also called “Totoket” from the Mattabesech Indian tribe.  

County:

  • New Haven.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Edward Kennedy, Jr., State Senator.
  • Herman Lubinsky, owner of Savoy Records.
  • Mike Olt, MLB baseball player for the Texas Rangers.
  • Bob DuPuy, former president and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball.
  • Todd English, celebrity chef.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Stony Creek Brewery.
  • Stony Creek Museum.
  • Harrison House.
  • Thimble Islands.
  • Branford Point Beach.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • The Branford Festival, June.
  • Potato & Corn Festival, August.
  • Branford Town Holiday Parade, November. 

Quality of the town/city:

  • Branford, one of Connecticut’s many shoreline towns, offers residents and tourists a variety of attractions, events and experiences. Branford is home to three popular breweries; Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Island Brewery, and Duvig Beer Company. Located just offshore, the Thimble Islands are a great place for boating, kayaking and fishing. A handful of beaches line the coast for people of all ages to enjoy. The Harrison House museum, built in 1724, offers residents a tourists a glimpse into Branford’s past with preserved artifacts and memorabilia. 

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