This 14-foot, three sided bronze relief was erected in 1992 to commemorate the the captives of the Amistad and their incredible story. The sculpture stands on the site of the former jail in which they were imprisoned, and depicts Senghe Pieh (better known as Joseph Cinque), the leader of the revolt that started their amazing journey. The three sides of the relief depict the three parts of his story, from before his capture, to his trial, and finally home again.
Stop by the Chamber of Commerce to get the information you may need to help make your stay in the New Haven/Milford area pleasant. Maps, brochures, newspapers and information regarding dining and lodging can be found here. If you can't get there in person, log on their handy website and discover Milford for yourself at any time of day or night.
The Guilford Town Green lies at the heart of Guilford's community life and is the venue of choice for a host of annual events, such as the Strawberry Festival, the Guilford Art Center Craft Expo, Shakespeare on the Shoreline, the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Community Picnic. Besides these annual events, the green also hosts various open-air concerts, fairs and other fun-filled events, especially during summer. The spacious green is bordered by Park, Broad, Whitfield and Boston Streets, near the Christ Episcopal Church of Guilford.
A splending war memorial, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is built in honor of the men who lost their lives fighting in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. Built in 1887, the monument stands tall at 112 feet (34 meters) and can be seen from most places in the city. The bronze cast monument not only features 87 steps to the top and an observatory but there is also an Angel of Peace statue on the top of the monument.
A good place to start an adventure is at the information center. Find out everything you wanted to know about Guilford (but were afraid to ask) here at the Community Center in this charming shoreline town. There are maps, brochures, newspapers and a helpful staff who will be able to direct you to the local attractions and eateries, shops and museums. Park your car in the lot and enjoy walking in this 362-year old town.