Connecticut’s cornerstone: the Henry Whitfield House

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Nestled in Connecticut’s Guilford, the Henry Whitfield House whispers tales of colonial life. Built in 1639 by Reverend Henry Whitfield, it’s the oldest stone house in Connecticut, an example of English vernacular architecture. Step back in time and explore the meticulously restored house. Furnishings, tools, and household items paint a picture of life in the 17th century. Guides in period dress bring history to life, sharing stories of the Whitfield family and early days of Guilford. The Henry Whitfield House offers a captivating journey through time, reminding us of the ingenuity and perseverance of early settlers who shaped American history.

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