HISTORIC SITES OR MUSEUMS The Academy, 605 Orange Center Rd., Orange. The building was once a meetinghouse and school that now presents exhibits of life in Orange from its earliest days in the 1700’s to the 21st century. Free. June-October, Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-795-3106, orangehistory.org Allis-Bushnell House and Museum (c.1785), 853 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Features exhibits and displays concentrating on local history including period furniture, ship models, paintings, china, clothing, children’s toys, annex of tools, farm equipment, fishing items, herb garden, and model of U.S.S. Monitor. Free. Grounds are open daily, the house is open for events and by appointment. 203-245-4567, madisoncthistorical.org Amistad Memorial, 165 Church St., in front of New Haven City Hall, New Haven. Sculpted by Ed Hamilton in 1992, this monument of Senghe Pieh (known as Joseph Cinque) stands on the former site of the New Haven Jail, where illegally kidnapped Africans were imprisoned in 1839 while awaiting trial. The work is a majestic, 14-foot relief sculpture cast in bronze, and distinguished by its unique three-sided form, each side highlighting the capture, trial and return home of Senghe Pieh and his fellow captives. Andrews Homestead (1760), 424 West Main St., Meriden. The Moses Andrews Homestead, one of the oldest houses in Meriden, was built about 1760 by Samuel Andrews III, and was later inherited by his son Moses. The house is a traditional New England salt-box. May and October, Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 203-639-1913, meridenhistoricalsociety.org Christ Church Episcopal, 84 Broadway, New Haven. One of the finest examples of the revival of the English Gothic Style in America, designed by architect Henry Vaughan (1845-1917). The red brick interior is decorated with neo-medieval wood and stone carvings, and has exquisite stained glass from London. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and during scheduled service times. 203-865-6354, christchurchnh.org Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial, Connecticut Police Academy Grounds, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden. Monument memorializes state police officers who died in the line of duty. The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial is a fitting tribute and a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that law enforcement officers make on behalf of everyone. Year-round, daily 24 hours. Free. 203-427-2600, ctneverforget.org Deacon John Grave House, (c.1685), 581 Boston Post Rd., Madison. In early February 2017, an intensive job of repair, restoring, and painting the inside of the house was completed. Originally a primitive two- room dwelling that evolved into a classic saltbox. Inhabited for nearly 300 years by the descendants of Deacon John Grave I. The house was used as a private residence; school, wartime infirmary, inn, tavern and courtroom. Costumed tours available by appointment. 203-245-4798, deaconjohngrave.org Dudley Farm, 2351 Durham Rd., Guilford. The Dudley Farm is a late 19th Century museum which includes restored house, barns and grounds which allows visitors to experience life as it once was. Suggested donation: $5. May-October, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-457-0770, dudleyfarm.com Eells-Stow House, Clark Stockade House and Bryan- Downs House, 34 High St., Milford. Three period houses, Claude Coffin Indian Collection, special exhibits. June-October, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-874-2664, milfordhistoricalsociety.org Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden. An apprentice guides children as they build a project and begin to experiment. Sessions last from 20 minutes to an hour. Projects change from weekend to weekend. Labor Day to Memorial Day, Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. & Sunday noon-5 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 203-777- 1833, eliwhitney.org The Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James, 57 Olive St., New Haven. This church community, founded in 1829 and located in the historic Wooster Square neighborhood, offers hospitality, healing and hope in the city through its worship and social justice/outreach programs. Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 203-562-2143, stpaulstjames.org First Church of Christ, 311 Temple St., New Haven. Also called Center Church, goes back to 1638, when the Puritans and their minister, The Rev. John Davenport, came here to found a colony and a church. Ithiel Town, the famous New Haven architect, modeled the fourth meeting house of Center Church built in the Post-Georgian or Federal style after St. Martin’s in the Fields on Trafalgar Square in London. The church is also home to The Crypt, an ancient cemetery with gravestones from 1687 to 1812. Tours are available by appointment. 203-787-0121, newhavencenterchurch.org First Church of Christ, Scientist, 950 Chapel St., New Haven. A religion founded in the late 19th c. by Mary Baker Eddy, author of “Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures” based on “the reinstatement of primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing”. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Wednesday testimony meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading Room Monday-Friday noon-3 p.m. 203-787-0829, christiansciencect.org/ newhaven Fort Nathan Hale and Black Rock Fort, 36 Woodward Ave., New Haven. When 3,000 British invaded New Haven in 1779, 19 patriots defended the site preventing them a direct route to downtown, forcing them to land at Lighthouse Point and West Haven to face a 5-mile long fight to downtown. 203-946-6970 Freedom Schooner Amistad, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. Amistad, Connecticut’s Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, teaches the important lessons of history inherent in the Amistad incident of 1839. Amistad serves as an enduring symbol of unity and the human struggle for freedom. Contact Visit New Haven for current information. 203-777-8550, visitnewhaven.com Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove St., New Haven. A National Historic Landmark, the cemetery was established in 1796, and is the first chartered burial ground in the country. Eminent people buried there include Noah Webster, Gen. David Humphreys, Roger Sherman, Charles Goodyear, Walter Camp and Bart Giamatti. A self-guided touring map is available from the cemetery office, daily 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free one-hour walking tours sponsored by the Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery, call for current schedule. Meet at the cemetery’s chapel building immediately inside the Egyptian Revival gates on Grove at High St. 203-389-5403, grovestreetcemetery.org Harrison House (c.1724), 124 Main St., Branford. Early 18th century homestead and house constructed with massive center chimney and two-over-two room configuration. Constructed of local tulip wood and oyster shell plaster, the house features period furnishings and local artifacts, rotating exhibits, along with period herb and flower gardens. Donations accepted. Summer, Saturday 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. 203-488-4828, branfordhistoricalsociety.org Henry Whitfield State Museum (c.1639), 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford. Oldest house in Connecticut, this unusual stone building was constructed in 1639 for Henry Whitfield. The Whitfield House features 3 floors of 17th-19th century furnishings and artifacts. The introductory exhibit, The Old Stone House, details the house’s history from Guilford’s settlement period through the house’s restoration in the 1930s. Self-guided tours. A stroll around the landscaped grounds features extensive stone walls, a bronze statue representing Henry Whitfield, and a ship’s cannon from the War of 1812. Fees. Call for seasonal hours. 203-453-2457, cultureandtourism.org Hyland House, 84 Boston St., Guilford. A museum of colonial life in a c.1660 house steps away from the Guilford Green. Period furniture and artifacts. Docent led tours. Seasonal hours. 203-453-9477, hylandhouse.org Jonathan Dickerman House Museum (c. 1792), 105 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden. 1792 furnished farmhouse, operated by the Hamden Historical Society, reflects modest family living; also reconstructed cider mills, barn and herb garden. Donations accepted. July & August, Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-288-0017 The Little Red School House, 13 Old Post Rd., North Branford. Oldest one-room schoolhouse still standing in New Haven County. Built in 1805, in continuous use until 1890. Recently restored and furnished. Said to be the model for Winslow Homer’s etching “The Noon Recess.” Tours by appointment. 203-488-0423 Medad Stone Tavern Museum, 197 Three Mile Course, Guilford. Built in 1803, 14 rooms, 10 fireplaces, barn, corncrib, extensive fields and community garden. $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, children under 12 free. 203-453-2263, guilfordkeepingsociety.com Miller Barn Museum, 1 Library Pl., North Branford. North Branford’s Historical Society houses an antique barn loom and an extensive collection of textile tools and farm equipment. Wednesday 2-4 p.m. or by appointment. 203-488-0423 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. 860-572-0711 or 888-973-2767, mysticseaport.org New Haven City Hall, 165 Church St., New Haven. On Church Street facing the New Haven Green is City Hall, one of the country’s earliest and finest designs in the High Victorian style. It is a work of Henry Austin, and contains an elaborate iron staircase. The polychrome façade in various sandstone and limestone shades was restored in 1976. The historic façade was incorporated into the updated City Hall in 1993-1994. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-946- 8200, cityofnewhaven.com HISTORY www.visitNewHaven.com 16