New Haven Crypt, First Church of Christ, 311 Temple St., New Haven. This unique historic crypt is located under the First Church of Christ on the New Haven Green bearing tombstones that date back to 1687. Tours April-October, Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 203-787-0121 New Haven Green, Bordered by College, Chapel, Church and Elm Sts., New Haven. A National Historic Landmark, the Green is one of the nine squares in the city’s 1638 village plan. A popular spot for walking, picnics, concerts and special events, the Green provides a backdrop for three historic churches that are outstanding examples of Gothic, Federal and Georgian design. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney, Ave., New Haven. Permanent exhibitions include the New Haven Gallery with the Eli Whitney Cotton Gin; The Amistad Gallery with Nathaniel Joselyn’s Cinque Portrait; The Ingersoll Room, The Maritime Gallery with additional temporary exhibitions. $4 adult, $3 senior, $2 student, free for children under 12; free first Sunday of the month 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday noon-5 p.m. 203-562-4183, The Old South School, 1181 Johnson Rd., Woodbridge. Restored in July 2013, this charming one-room schoolhouse was built in 1877 and features authentic school desks, teacher’s platform, and early photos of the interior and graduating classes. By appointment. 203-387-0789, Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven. One of New Haven’s oldest structures, the property descended in one family through seven generations. The original 1671 house was burned during the 1779 invasion and reconstructed in 1780. $4 adult, $3 senior, $2 student, free under the age of 12. June-August Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-562-4183, Reynolds-Beers House (c. 1786), 1740 Foxon Rd., North Branford. The gambrel-roofed house, with its three dormers, two sided chimneys, four comer fireplaces and double folding front doors is unique in North Branford. The south ell has Greek revival style elements and the north ell houses the kitchen, pantry and features an interior dug well. Small gift shop. Open to the public Tuesday 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2–4 p.m. 203-488-0423, Samuel Parsons House (c.1759), 180 South Main St., Wallingford. Dutch Colonial house with twin chimneys. Exhibits local history including silver, pewter, fireworks, children’s toys and a Civil War collection. Served as a tavern and stagecoach stop. Memorial Day-Labor Day, Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. 203- 294-1996 or 203-265-0313 Savin Rock Museum, 6 Rock St., West Haven. View artifacts, memorabilia, video documenting personal memories, amusement section, and “Silver Fox” one of the original carousel horses. $4 admission, $2 for seniors over 60 and children under 12. Seasonal hours. 203-937-3566, Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven. A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a ride on restored trolleys through scenic surroundings. Adults $10, seniors $9, children $6, children under 2-free, active duty veterans free. May-June & September, weekends, Father’s Day-Labor Day, daily. 203-467-6927, Solomon Goffe House (c. 1711), 677 North Colony Rd., Meriden. This is a traditional Connecticut Saltbox house consisting of a wooden frame with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long, low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a Saltbox. April-November, first Sunday of the month. 203-634-9088, Stone-Otis House (c. 1830), 615 Orange Center Rd., Orange. The Stone-Otis House is a restored 1830 homestead having been used as a general store shortly after the Town of Orange was incorporated in 1822. Each room has been carefully reproduced in furnishings and accessories to depict the two families associated with it. Free. June-October, Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-795-3106, Stony Creek Museum, 84 Thimble Islands Rd. Branford. Public exhibition of manuscripts, pictures, objects, artifacts, memorabilia and items that reflect the history, culture and community of Stony Creek and the Thimble Islands. Seasonal Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-488-4014, Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge. A gem built in 1772 by Thomas Darling, businessman and friend of Benjamin Franklin, the house remained in the Darling family until it was purchased by the Town in 1973. Almost all of the furnishings are original to the house. An authentic herb garden is maintained by the Garden Club of Woodbridge. By appointment. 203-387-0789, Thomas Griswold House Museum (c. 1774), 171 Boston St., Guilford. A 1764 saltbox house with a barn, blacksmith shop, two small corn cribs and a three hole privy. $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, children under 12 free. June-October, Wednesday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203- 453-2263, Trinity Church on the Green (1752), Corner of Chapel and Temple Sts., New Haven. Current building on the New Haven Green is one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival in America. The Trinity Choir of Men and Boys the sixth oldest in the United States. Open for prayer and meditation weekdays. Check website for hours. Sunday services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Evensong twice per month. 203-624-3101, Trinity Episcopal Church (1852), 1109 Main St., Branford. Trinity Church was built in the English Gothic style with ship’s siding lumber. The structure features thirteen stained glass memorial windows, three of which are Tiffany windows. Trinity’s only bell, weighing 2500 pounds, was used as Branford’s first fire alarm until 1925. The parish hall, built in 1916, served as an infirmary during the great influenza outbreak in 1916. 203-488-2681, United Church on the Green, 323 Temple St., New Haven. Also called North Church, it was built by David Hoadley between 1812 and 1815. Renovations have restored the Federal interior style, although the shallow dome, ceiling ornament and chandelier are original. The design was derived from James Gibb’s St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London. 203-624-0698 or office 203-787-4195, Ward-Heitmann House Museum, 277 Elm St., West Haven. 17th century historic house, built c. 1684 with medieval post and beam construction. Each room is furnished reflecting a different century and living conditions of families residing there. Reconstructed 19th century classroom. Call for hours. 203-937- 9823, West Haven Veteran’s Museum and Learning Center, 30 Hood Terrace, West Haven. Our mission is to honor the men and women who served our state and nation during times of conflicts and natural disasters, to collect and preserve artifacts to help in that endeavor. Free. Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 203-934-1111, Yale Bowl, Derby Ave, West Haven. This magnificent facility, which opened on November 21, 1914, for the Yale-Harvard game, has been the site of hundreds of college football games, two seasons of NFL action, and was the main venue for the 1995 Special Olympic World Games. The Yale Bowl was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. 203-432-4747, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society, see Thomas Darling House. Branford Historical Society, see Harrison House. Clinton Historical Society, see Elisha White House. Guilford Keeping Society, see Thomas Griswold House. Hamden Historical Society, see Jonathan Dickerman House. Madison Historical Society, see Allis-Bushnell House & Museum. Meriden Historical Society, see Andrews Homestead. Milford Historical Society, see Eells-Stow House. North Branford Historical Society, see Miller Barn Museum. North Haven Historical Society, see Studio 27 Gallery, North Haven Cultural Center & Historical Society (Arts) Orange Historical Society, see The Academy. Wallingford Historical Society, see Samuel Parsons House. HISTORY CALL 1-800-332-STAY 17