The Dudley Farm - 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437

The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 • 203–457–0770
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A visit to The Dudley Farm Museum is a step back in time,
a rural retreat from the past, preserved for the future.

Snow covered Big Barn
Photo by Janet Dudley.
The Dudley Farm Museum is located on the northeast corner of Routes 77 and 80 at 2351 Durham Road.

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Holiday Open House & Market at The Dudley Farm Museum
Saturdays, December 6 and 13, 2014, 9 AM to 2 PM
The Dudley Farm Museum and Farmers’ Market invite you to celebrate the 2014 holiday season on two Saturdays in December. On December 6th and 13th, from 9 AM to 2 PM, the Museum will be open for their Holiday Open House and the Munger Barn will be open for the 19th annual Holiday Market. Tour the Farmhouse decorated for the holidays and enjoy complimentary mulled cider and cookies served in the dining room. Also featured in the Farmhouse are the annual cookie bake sale, to benefit the Museum, and drawings for the seasonal centerpieces on display. Each Saturday, visitors may enter a free drawing for a chance to win 1 of 3 holiday centerpieces made by Janet Dudley and Michael Russo.

Over 30 vendors will fill the Munger Barn both days with holiday treats and treasures. Featured this year are baked goods, eggs, fibers, fresh holiday greens, wreaths, trees and decorations, handmade art and crafts, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, naturally-raised meats, pickles, and soap. Contact the Museum at 203-457-0770 or the Market at 860-349-3917 for more information. No snow date for December 13th Event.

Six photos of wreath making demonstration.
Photos by Barbara Hanson.
Wreath Making Party
Sunday, December 7, 2014, at The Dudley Farm Munger Barn, lower level, 2 to 4 PM
Join wreathmaker Janet Dudley to create your own special holiday wreath from fresh local evergreens.

Refreshments provided. Bring your family and friends. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Garden gloves and small garden clippers suggested, but not required.

Registration is needed for this event. Please call 203-457-0770 DFM, Janet Dudley 203-453-6760 or email DFM at

Suggested $5.00 donation to The Dudley Farm Museum. $20.00 materials fee includes everything you need to make a 12" wreath - (wreath ring, bow, pinecones).

The Dudley Farm Garden Group
Second Tuesday of each month at The Dudley Farm Munger Barn, lower level, 7 to 8:30 PM
Next Meeting: December 9th This event has been postponed due to weather.
Starting on July 8th, 2014, The Dudley Farm Museum will sponsor a garden discussion group focused on growing organic edibles—vegetables, herbs and flowers. This will be an informal group allowing the participants to share knowledge and ideas about organic methods and successful plants for this area.

Possible discussion topics include insect and disease control, starting a fall and winter garden, soil improvement, encouraging beneficial insects and plants, good recipes, composting, etc.

The Dudley Farm Community Garden will provide an opportunity for participants to see firsthand some of the methods and results of organic gardening and to talk to some gardeners about their experiences there. We have many very knowledgeable gardeners including several Master Gardeners.

The group is open to the public and—like the Dudley Farm—not limited to Guilford residents. No prior gardening experience is necessary. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner. There is no charge. For more information call the office 203-457-0770 and leave a message for Judy Stone, Dudley Farm Community Garden Coordinator.

The Big Barn Project (BBP)
The life and history of each farm revolves around its main barn. That’s where the animals are housed, the equipment is kept and the history of the farm is preserved. At the Dudley Farm Museum, the up to now, un-restored big gray barn, will now take on this important role.
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Voices from North Guilford
Over eight years in the making, the book Voices from North Guilford has been published and is available for purchase at The Dudley Farm Museum. Click here for details.

Now Available: Map of North Guilford, CT dated 1867.
Click here for more details on the book Voices from North Guilford.

Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.

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