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The Henry Whitfield House is a historical landmark that was built way back in 1639 as the Whitfield family home. Since 1899 it has been functioning as a museum under the purview of the Connecticut Historical Society, making it the oldest state museum. Inside you will find several artifacts from the Colonial era that display the confluence of European and Native American cultures. Visitors can explore not only the life of the Henry Whitfield, but also of important facts of American colonization. You can also browse through the gift shop, view changing exhibits in gallery and conduct your own research in the library on site.
The Guilford Fairgrounds, just off of the historic Green in Guilford, offers cultural and family events throughout the year. The main attraction; however, is the annual fair held each September. There are other popular shoreline events held here year round such as the Taste of the Shorelines Festival.
Set in the scenic Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbridge is the Glebe House Museum. The house was first built in the year 1740, and served as a residence for Rev John Rutgers Marshall, his wife Sarah, their nine children and three slaves. Over the years and century, the house changed several hands and was finally converted into a museum in 1926 with its Georgian style architecture kept intact. In present times the house has been kept preserved and maintained for visitors and researchers to explore life in the bygone era. The museum offers its visitors a glimpse of the revolutionary war of Connecticut, and is also considered the birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the New World. The museum has a gift shop, and one can buy books related to the region’s history and souvenir items.