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Museum Hours
Open June through October
Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM

Special hours or group tours by arrangement.
Call 203–457–0770 or email info@  to set up a time.


Adults Suggested Donation $5.00
Children under 16 admitted free of charge.
Members are admitted free of charge.

Looking for an outside activity for yourself, friends, or family? Why not take a self-guided tour of The Dudley Farm grounds.  Select an area of interest to visit or start in the beginning and spend 30-40 minutes exploring all we have to offer. The tour guide and map are available here:

Dawnland Collection of Native American Artifacts

The Dudley Farm Museum also has an excellent collection of artifacts representing the area’s indigenous people including stone tools and arrowheads.

The Dawnland collection may be viewed June through October, by chance or by appointment. Please call the museum office 203–457–0770 to schedule an appointment.


From The North / Hartford

I -91 South to Exit 22 South (left exit) onto Rt 9 South towards Middletown/Old Saybrook. Take exit 13 for Rt 17 South towards New Haven. At traffic light at end of exit bear left onto Rt 17. Stay on Rt 17 South through town of Durham. Bear left onto Rt 77 South. Continue 8.3 miles on Rt 77. The Dudley Farm Museum is on the left just before intersection of Rt 77 & Rt 80.

From Rhode Island / New London

I-95 South to Exit 58 in Guilford. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Rt 77. *

From NY/ New Haven

I-95 North to exit 58 in Guilford. At end of exit ramp turn left onto Rt 77. * 

*Continue north on Rt 77 for 4.5 miles to intersection of Rt 77 & Rt 80. Continue straight on Rt 77 through the intersection. The Dudley Farm Museum is on the right just north of the intersection of Rt 77 and Rt 80.

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The Dudley Farm Museum encourages visitors to take photographs, videotape, or otherwise creatively reproduce images of the buildings and grounds for their personal enjoyment. The photographic policy, set forth below, enables the Museum to manage the effects of these activities on normal operations and ensure the safety of our guests, the collections, and the buildings. Thank you for your consideration.



The Dudley Foundation is a non-profit organization which depends on contributions from members and donors, and on volunteers to support The Dudley Farm Museum. There is no town or state funding.

Your contribution is tax deductible. 
Your contribution makes you a member of The Dudley Foundation.

Membership Opportunities

Membership Opportunities

Alternately, you can write a check payable to The Dudley Foundation.

Please mail your contribution to:
The Dudley Foundation
2351 Durham Road
Guilford, CT 06437


Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.
The Dudley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Are you 70 ½ or older? Do you have an IRA?
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a tax-smart way to give a gift to The Dudley Foundation. The value of these gifts is not counted as part of your adjusted gross income, so you will not pay income taxes on the amount distributed directly as a gift. And once you turn 72 you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.  And this tax benefit does not depend on itemizing. If this is something you wish to consider, please contact your IRA coordinator for instructions on how to direct your IRA. The Dudley Foundation’s tax identification number is 06-1409967.


The Dudley Farm Museum welcomes volunteers to maintain the house and grounds, staff the office, plan activities and greet visitors. If you would be interested in contributing your talents and skills please contact the museum office by phone, mail or email.

Celebrate North Guilford’s history by becoming a docent. No previous background in history is required, just a passion for learning and sharing knowledge with visitors.   Build relationships with people who share a common interest while becoming an active participant in the community, learning from local experts about the history of North Guilford and the surrounding region. Interested? Call or email us.