We’re so glad you’ve found us. As New England’s largest town green, the Guilford Green has a lot to offer. Park for free, and walk around the green to experience fine restaurants and cafés, music and theatre events, music, historic locations, and unique boutiques and galleries.
The Guilford Chamber of Commerce says it best:
“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 boasts the largest, and what we consider to be the best town green in New England. It 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 similar 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.”