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New Haven City Hall 165 Church St. New Haven. On Church Street facing the New Haven Green is City Hall one of the countrys earliest and nest designs in the High Victorian style. It is a work of Henry Austin and contains an elaborate iron staircase. The polychrome faade in various sandstone and limestone shades was restored in 1976. The historic faade was incorporated into the updated City Hall in 1993-1994. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-946- 8200 cityofnewhaven.com New Haven Crypt First Church of Christ 311 Temple St. New Haven. This unique historic crypt is located under the First Church of Christ on the New Haven Green bearing tombstones that date back to 1687. Tours April-October Thursday Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 203-787-0121 newhavencenterchurch.org New Haven Green Bordered by College Chapel Church and Elm Sts. New Haven. A National Historic Landmark the Green is one of the nine squares in the citys 1638 village plan. A popular spot for walking picnics concerts and special events the Green provides a backdrop for three historic churches that are outstanding examples of Gothic Federal and Georgian design. New Haven Museum 114 Whitney Ave. New Haven. Permanent exhibitions include the New Haven Gallery with the Eli Whitney Cotton Gin The Amistad Gallery with Nathaniel Joselyns Cinque Portrait The Ingersoll Room The Maritime Gallery with additional temporary exhibitions. 4 adult 3 senior 2 student free for children under 12 free rst Sunday of the month 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday noon-5 p.m. 203-562-4183 newhavenmuseum.org The Old South School 1181 Johnson Rd. Woodbridge. Restored in July 2013 this charming one-room schoolhouse was built in 1877 and features authentic school desks teachers platform and early photos of the interior and graduating classes. By appointment. 203-387-0789 Pardee-Morris House 325 Lighthouse Rd. New Haven. One of New Havens oldest structures the property descended in one family through seven generations. The original 1671 house was burned during the 1779 invasion and reconstructed in 1780. 4 adult 3 senior 2 student free under the age of 12. Seasonal hours. 203-562-4183 newhavenmuseum.org Reynolds-Beers House c. 1786 1740 Foxon Rd. North Branford. Houses collection of some period furniture including a working loom. Small gift shop. Open to the public Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. and Wednesdays 24 p.m. 203-488-0423 totokethistoricalsociety.org Samuel Parsons House c.1759 180 South Main St. Wallingford. Dutch Colonial house with twin chimneys. Exhibits local history including silver pewter reworks childrens toys and a Civil War collection. Served as a tavern and stagecoach stop. Memorial Day-Labor Day Sunday 2-430 p.m. 203-294-1996 or 203-265-0313 Savin Rock Museum 6 Rock St. West Haven. View artifacts memorabilia video documenting personal memories amusement section and Silver Fox one of the original carousel horses. 4 admission 2 for seniors over 60 and children under 12. Seasonal hours. 203-937-3566 or 203-934-0471 savinrockmuseum.com Shore Line Trolley Museum 17 River St. East Haven. Our visit begins at Sprague Station at the end of River Street in East Haven where you purchase your tickets and learn about trolley history and technology in the indoor exhibit rooms. Then proceed outside and board one of our restored historic trolley cars for a trip down the scenic Branford Electric Railway 10 adults seniors 6 children ages 2-15. Museum hours vary seasonally. 203-467-6927 ShoreLineTrolley.org Solomon Goffe House c. 1711 677 North Colony Rd. Meriden. This is a traditional Connecticut Saltbox house consisting of a wooden frame with a long pitched roof that slopes down to the back. The at front and central chimney are recognizable features but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a Saltbox. April-November rst Sunday of the month. 203-634-9088 cityofmeriden.org Stone-Otis House c. 1830 615 Orange Center Rd. Orange. The Stone-Otis House is a restored 1830 homestead having been used as a general store shortly after the Town of Orange was incorporated in 1822. Each room has been carefully reproduced in furnishings and accessories to depict the two families associated with it. Free. June-October Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-795-3106 orangehistory.org Stony Creek Museum 84 Thimble Islands Rd. Branford. Public exhibition of manuscripts pictures objects artifacts memorabilia and items that reect the history culture and community of Stony Creek and the Thimble Islands. Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-488-4014 stonycreekmuseum.org Thomas Darling House 1907 Litcheld Tpke. Woodbridge. A gem built in 1772 by Thomas Darling businessman and friend of Benjamin Franklin the house remained in the Darling family until it was purchased by the Town in 1973. Almost all of the furnishings are original to the house. An authentic herb garden is maintained by the Garden Club of Woodbridge. By appointment. 203-387-0789 woodbridgehistory.org Thomas Griswold House Museum c. 1774 171 Boston St. Guilford. The Guilford Keeping Society maintains and operates the museum which includes a c. 1774 New England saltbox house an early blacksmith shop a large barn lled with farm implements. 3 adults 2 seniors and students. 203- 453-3176 guilfordkeepingsociety.com Trinity Church on the Green 1752 Corner of Chapel and Temple Sts. New Haven. Current building on the New Haven Green is one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival in America. The Trinity Choir of Men and Boys the sixth oldest in the United States. Open for prayer and meditation weekdays. Check website for hours. Sunday services at 745 a.m. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Evensong twice per month. 203-624-3101 trinitynewhaven.org Trinity Episcopal Church 1852 1109 Main St. Branford. Trinity Church was built in the English Gothic style with ships siding lumber. The structure features thirteen stained glass memorial windows three of which are Tiffany windows. Trinitys only bell weighing 2500 pounds was used as Branfords rst re alarm until 1925. The parish hall built in 1916 served as an inrmary during the great inuenza outbreak in 1916. 203-488-2681 trinitybranford.org United Church on the Green 323 Temple St. New Haven. Also called North Church it was built by David Hoadley between 1812 and 1815. Renovations have restored the Federal interior style although the shallow dome ceiling ornament and chandelier are original. The design was derived from James Gibbs St. Martins-in-the-Fields in London. 203-624-0698 or ofce 203-787-4195 unitedchurchonthegreen.org Ward-Heitmann House Museum 277 Elm St. West Haven. 17th century historic house built c. 1684 with medieval post and beam construction. Each room is furnished reecting a different century and living conditions of families residing there. Reconstructed 19th century classroom. Special programs throughout the year. 5 adults 2 children free for members. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call to schedule costumed docent tour. 203-937-9823 wardheitmann. org West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center 30 Hood Terrace West Haven. Our mission is to honor the men and women who served our state and nation during times of conicts and natural disasters to collect and preserve artifacts to help in that endeavor. Free. Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-230 p.m. 203-934-1111 whmilmuseum.org Yale Bowl Derby Ave West Haven. This magnicent facility which opened on November 21 1914 for the Yale-Harvard game has been the site of hundreds of college football games two seasons of NFL action and was the main venue for the 1995 Special Olympic World Games. The Yale Bowl was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. 203-432-4747 yale.eduathletics HISTORICAL SOCIETIES Amity Woodbridge Historical Society see Thomas Darling House. Branford Historical Society see Harrison House. Clinton Historical Society see Elisha White House. Guilford Keeping Society see Thomas Griswold House. Hamden Historical Society see Jonathan Dickerman House. Madison Historical Society see Allis-Bushnell House Museum. Meriden Historical Society see Andrews Homestead. Milford Historical Society see Eells-Stow House. North Branford Historical Society see Miller Barn Museum. North Haven Historical Society 27 Broadway North Haven. The North Haven Historical Society is dedicated to preserving local history artifacts and structures. We welcome all to use our extensive archives and visit our museum. Free. Tuesday Thursday 3-6 p.m. 203-239-7722 northhavenhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com Orange Historical Society see The Academy. Wallingford Historical Society see Samuel Parsons House. HISTORY CALL 1-800-332-STAY 17