October 23- The Henry Whitfield House, Old Whitfield St, Guilford
This house dates from 1639, having been built just before the town of Guilford was settled. It is the oldest house in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in New England. The house, with its massive stone walls, also served as a fort to protect the community. Henry Whitfield, for whom the house was built, was a Puritan minister who had come from England to flee religious persecution.
Directions: I-95 to exit 58; head south on Route 77 to Guilford center / town green. Turn right at the green and then take a left onto Whitfield St. Continue down Whitfield Street, staying left at the fork onto Old Whitfield St. The Whitfield House is on your left. Take the first left and then the next left onto the property. Please park far away from the main parking, on the grass at the end of the sheds so the paying visitors are closer. Thank you.