Henry Whitfield State Museum


The Henry Whitfield State Museum explores four centuries of Connecticut history through the evolution of the Henry Whitfield House. Built in Guilford in 1639 as a home for Reverend Henry Whitfield and his family as well as a granite fort for the new English Puritan colony, the Whitfield House was restored in the 1930s and is now Connecticut’s oldest house, New England’s oldest stone house, and a National Historic Landmark.
 
The museum collections are diverse, including 3-dimensional objects furnishing the Whitfield House, local and state images, and primary and secondary resources for researching genealogy, local history, the 1600s, and historic preservation.