Dudley Farm Museum
2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT
Open May through October
Tours also available by appointment
Admission to the house is charged
The Dudley Farm was built in 1844 by Erastus Dudley, a prosperous North Guilford farmer, gristmill and tannery owner. Today, the house, barns and 10 picturesque acres occupy a portion of the land farmed by the Dudley family for almost 300 years. The property is operated by the Dudley Foundation.
Tours tell visitors how the family lived and worked on the farm in the year 1900. The barns and out buildings, with displays of tools and farm equipment, and animals representative of the period, give a glimpse into life and work on a family farm. The grounds include period flower and herb gardens, a farm garden, cropland, meadows and woods. The house is a charming museum featuring quilts and weaving; one can imagine that the family just stepped out for a few minutes, leaving everything in use as we might today.