What to See & Do: In & Around Guilford
Guilford is a quintessential New England town nestled along the lower Connecticut shoreline. Its location on the Long Island Sound, a strong sense of community, and healthy balance between economic development and historic and cultural preservation, make it an ideal day trip or vacation spot.
Among other things, Guilford takes great pride in its bucolic green which serves as the hub of activity and is truly the town's heart and soul. Along its perimeter are some of the town's most beautiful historic homes, churches, quaint shopping, fine restaurants and art galleries. Within a short distance, along Route 1, a wonderful variety of shopping and dining experiences can be found.
We have five historic house museums, all outstanding examples of our large selection of 17th, 18th and 19th century historic homes - most identified with plaques. The Henry Whitfield State Museum remains the oldest stone house in New England and contains many artifacts of 17th century Guilford and Puritan life of the period.
Our central location along Connecticut's shoreline and two scenic highways makes us a popular destination for bicyclists, runners, birdwatchers and others who love the outdoors. Our network of expansive trails makes Guilford a daytrip for hikers as well.
And for those more inclined to browse handmade beauty, the Guilford Art Center has made the community a destination for skilled jewelers, potters, weavers and others interested in the art of fine crafts. Here's a quick guide to things to see and do:
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