guilford, ct

Guilford has a small, historic, charming atmosphere which is highlighted by its rustic character and individuality.

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where to eat - breakfast at pa's place

This is a true hidden gem on the Guilford waterfront. A relaxed cafe located in the historic little stone house placed scenically on the Long Island Sound. During the summer Pa's Place is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner offering bagels, omelets, salads, sandwiches and local seafood. And beginning Memorial Day you'll enjoy live music on weekend evenings while enjoying your dinner on their outdoor patio. 


where to eat - lunch at the marketplace

The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center is a true fixture in the Guilford community. It's hard not to see someone you know when stopping in for a coffee, green juice, deli sandwich, cut from the butcher or one of the delicious sweets that fill the front cases of the store. Eat in, or take your lunch to go and enjoy beautiful Guilford Green.


where to eat - dinner at south lane bistro

South Lane is more than an homage to the history of this shoreline town. The Bistro aims to recreate original Guilford – placing before you a great meal at a table full of friends, neighbors, family. For an honest day’s work, or a happy day’s pleasures, you are deserving of a hearty meal. And that meal comes fresh to you from South Lane Bistro.


what to do - Bishop's orchards

The Bishop family represents the fine tradition of growing and selling the finest quality native fruits and vegetables. We have everything for your cost conscious meals and family gatherings, from wines, soups, salads, vegetables and fruits to prepared foods, including trays of our most popular dishes! Don’t forget cider, meats and of course pies! Our Farm Market, Winery and Bakery is open year-round and conveniently located in Guilford CT


what to do - henry whitfield state MUSEUM 

The Henry Whitfield State Museum is the site of Connecticut's oldest house -- the Whitfield House was built in 1639 for the Reverend Henry Whitfield, one of the founders of Guilford. Now a museum for over 100 years, self-guided tours include three floors of antique furnishings and local artifacts, an introductory exhibit "The Old Stone House," as well as changing exhibits in the Visitor Center and displays in the Education Building. No admission is required for visiting the gift shop or using the research library. The museum hosts special events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Firelight Festival the second Friday after Thanksgiving.


drinks at - the guilford mooring

Guilford Mooring, located on the shores of the Long Island Sound at 505 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, honors its waterfront location by offering classic preparation of timeless seafood dishes, in addition to land lover’s favorite meat options.