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

The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
Dudley Museum 203-457-0770 • Munger Barn 203-457-9768

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Dave the oxen looking over fence
Photo by Janet Dudley.
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   Flyer for Winter Market
For information about our popular Winter Farmers’ Market, click here

It's the sweetest time of year!
Maple Syrup Sap collection bucket
We will again be making maple syrup in our sugar house. This family activity gives young and old a chance to shake off cabin fever and enjoy being outside. It is very weather dependent, so please check our Facebook page or call (203-457-0770) for updates. We hope to tap our trees February 15th, and demonstrate sugaring on the Farm Saturdays from 10-2 and Sundays 11-3 through March 10th. Come make some sweet memories!

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)
Regional Conference: March 8,9,10. Saving the Farm
We are very pleased to have been selected to host this all-New England Conference in March.  We will be featuring presentations from local folks, as well as experts from around the state. An opportunity for one and all, details are on the ALFHAM website ( )

Traditional Rug Hooking Workshop
March 23rd and 24th
This traditional rug hooking workshop will be by master craftswoman Michele Micarelli ( We are fortunate to have this talented, internationally known individual to lead us during this at 2 day workshop full of color, color and more color. Creativity discussions on dying and lots of fun. All levels welcome.   Lunch will be included in the cost. Please contact us at 203-457-0770 for more details or to register.

· Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday Clean Up at the Farm
Starting at 9:00 am  until about 12:00 noon, clean up the Dudley Farm, please bring rakes, leaf blowers and of course gloves,  anything you might be able to use and if you have nothing maybe you could pick up sticks (broken  branches)

· Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 4th)
Community Tag Sale
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 (12”x12”) and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs. Set-up on Saturday morning must be completed by 7:30 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6 PM. First come first serve. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be available. Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for the Dudley Farm Tag Sale Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a space call Jerri Guadagno at 203-457-0770 or email The Dudley Farm will again be offering “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic (and barns!) You just might find that early relic you’ve been looking for.

· Sunday, April 29, 2019
Sunday Afternoon at the Farm

2-4 PM
Lauren Brown, Leader
The Dudley Farm Museum is pleased to again have Lauren Brown lead interested folk on an Early Spring Wildflower Walk. As we walk, we will be helping maintain the trail by disposing of the invasive plant, garlic mustard.  Please note: NO DOGS for this event. You never know what we might find. Join local botanist Lauren Brown for a sneak preview of the season. Lauren Brown is the author of Wildflowers and Winter Weeds, Weeds and Wildflowers in Winterand Grasses: An Identification Guide.

· Sunday, May 19, 2019
11 AM to 2 PM
Come join us Sunday, May 19th to celebrate the Museum’s 25the anniversary. With our Big Barn Project nearing completion and other projects well on their way, we have much to celebrate. Using products from our Farmers’ Market and prepared by The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, brunch will be served at the Munger Barn from 11 AM to 2 PM.
· Signature Mimosas
· Live Music with The Dudley Farm String Band
· Good conversation with friends
· Great food
· Silent Auction of specially donated items and services
You’ll be able to learn details about our restoration projects, and tour the Big Barn complex so you can personally see what is taking place. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at The Dudley Farm Museum or by calling 203-457-0770 or by emailing

· Available…
Annual Report 2018
Our 2018 Annual Report is available for you to review, Please click the link below.

Annual Report 2018

· Update…
Grants Awarded
1. The Dudley Farm Museum received a $3,053 grant from The Guilford Foundation to support the development of the Museum's Interpretation Plan. The goal of this plan is to use the land, buildings and collections of the Dudley Farm Museum to explore the agricultural history of North Guilford, CT by developing an understanding of the operation of the Dudley family farm from 1870 to 1910, the roles/work of family members and the importance of farming in Guilford’s past, present and future. We are very grateful for this support!

2. Grants were also received from the 1772 Foundation to support our work on the Big Barn Project, and also a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to help fund the reconstruction of an icehouse and inclusion of public restrooms. These projects will add much to help us achieve our mission.

3. Thanks to a generous grant from the Summer Hill Foundation we will be able to complete several smaller projects this year at the Farm, including our reconstructed milk house and public restrooms.

· Show your support
Amazon Smile
The Dudley Foundation is a registered nonprofit with Amazon Smile. The next time you shop at please consider shopping through the Amazon Smile link and select The Dudley Foundation as your charity of choice. Visit Amazon Smile for more details.

· Update
Big Barn Project
Photo of Big Barn progress
Photo by Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register.

Phase I and Phase II of the Big Barn Project are DONE, and February will see the beginning of Phase III! Now on to the next part. As you know, money doesn’t grow on trees (and we even planted money plants in an attempt to make more!) so donations to the project are gratefully received. Come by, look at our beautiful barn, gaze at our gardens—take a seat—maybe have a picnic. The Dudley Farm is a quiet space in this crazy world.

Click here for more details on The Big Barn Project.
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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.

The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group
The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group is being revised. No new meetings are scheduled but if you are interested in this please email

2019 Events

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Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.

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