A living museum of colonial life and architecture, operated by the Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society at 84 Boston Street, a few steps east of the green in Guilford, CT
Click VISITING THE HOUSE for visiting hours and directions.
THE HOUSE for information on the house, built between 1690-1710. See its five fireplaces and its collection of early colonial artifacts.
Click GARDENS to visit the Herb Garden and the Parlor Garden. Read about the uses of herbs in the seventeenth century.
DOROTHIES to meet the women of the Dorothy Whitfield Society who saved the house from demolition in 1916, restored it, and have run it as a living museum since 1918.
Click HISTORY to read about the origins of the house and its 17th- and 18th-century owners including Ebenezer Parmelee, known as the father of colonial clockmaking.
Click DWHS TODAY to learn who we are and how to help the Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society preserve the house and continue our educational outreach to the town and its schoolchildren.
Click DOCUMENTARY VIDEO and learn how the Madcap Dorothies saved the Hyland House.
Click LINKS to discover other sites of interest in Guilford.
Click ANTIQUES SHOW for information about the