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Guilford is a town in Connecticut located in New Haven County. It is town located in the central part on the shoreline. Guilford id bordered to the east by Madison, on the north by Durham, on the south by Long Island Sound, and on the west by Branford. Guilford’s population is around 22,000. Guilford is 47.6 square miles, 12 miles in length and 5 miles in width.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (IATA: HVN) (ICAO: KHVN), 155 Burr Street, Phone: +1 203 466-8833, [1]. Served by USAirways.
  • Bradley International Airport (IATA: BDL) [2] in Windsor Locks (near Hartford), from which I-91 leads straight to New Haven, is a much larger airport with flights nation and world wide. It is about an hour away.
  • Laguardia Airport is another major airport in the area, in nearby Queens. It has flights nation and worldwide, and is about 1 1/2 hours away

By Car[edit]

  • North from New York take 1-95 all the way down until you reach Exits 57-59.
  • South from Rhode Island take 1-95 North from exit 1 down until you reach Exits 59-57. Coming from Westerly, RI, you can take RI-78 W, at the end of the ramp turn right onto CT-2 about 4.5 miles down make a left on I-95 North towards New London. Continue on until Exit 59-57.

By Train[edit]

  • The Guilford train station, also known as Shore Line East, is located right off the green at 325 Old Whitfield Street. Tickets can only be purchased on the train, and they accept bills no greater than $20. Parking is free and available on both sides of the station. It is handicapped accessible on the south side, bicycle racks, pick-up or drop-off areas, and a pedestrian bridge for easy access.

Get around[edit]

The major form of transportation to get around would be by car. There is a bus that runs along the shoreline that could be taken and a train that are both located in the center of town. The three major roads that go through Guilford are interstate 95, route 80, and route 1 (Boston Post Road). Long Hill Road and Route 77 are main roads that can be taken to travel east and west through town.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Dudley Foundation, 2351 Durham Road
  • Hyland House, 84 Boston Street
  • Griswold Thomas House, 171 Boston Street
  • Whitfields State Historical Museum, Whitfield Street
  • Guilford Library, 67 Park Street

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Green, Whitfield Street (Take exit 58, take a left if coming from the south or right if coming from the north). The Guilford Green is one of the largest in Connecticut and is exactly what it sounds like, a large green area. It's a relaxing area people enjoying walking, bringing their dogs, or spending the day with their children on. Around the green perimeter are numerous places to sit down and grab a bite to eat or spend the day shopping.  edit
  • Historic House Museums Guilford is home of 5 historic house museums, including the oldest stone house in New England, The Henry Whitfield State Museum. The Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Admission is free for children under 5, $5 for ages 6-17, $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors over 60 years old. Private tours can be arranged or you can visit on your own during open times. The Hyland House is another museum in Guilford, 84 Boston Street, It was scheduled to be demolished in 1916 until it was bought and restored by the Dorthy Whitfield Historic Society. They opened it to the public two years later and to this day continues to be open. The tour is self guided and presented in each room are artifacts from the 17th and 18th century with descriptions.
  • Trails all around the town their are scenic trails, which make a perfect place for hikers, bicyclists, runners, and dog walkers. If you're an outdoorsy type of person, you would love the paths found around town!

Buy[edit][add listing]

Clothing and Jewelry

  • Asiye’s Boutique, 57 Whitfield Street, (203) 458-2702
  • Blue Moon Artisans, 50 York Street, (203) 453-5845
  • Carol’s Creations of Guilford, 965 Boston Post Road, (203) 453-2442
  • Chroma Gallery-BSK design, 20 C Church Street, (203) 453-3111
  • Lulu’s, 75 Whitfield Street, (203) 453-67887


  • Another Look Consignments, 1310 Boston Post Road, (203) 533-4590

Party Entertainment

  • Characters & Costumes/R.E.A.D, 260 River Street, (203) 453-6036

Art Gallery

  • Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, (203) 453-4031
  • Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, (203) 453-5947

Eat[edit][add listing]

The Place, 891 Boston Post Road, 203-453-9276. Tree stumps for seats, spools for tables, and the smell of clam-bake in the air, it could only be The Place. The whole restaurant is outdoors, so getting a bite here is only possible during the warmer months. It's kind of pricey so packing a cooler with drinks and appetizers may be wise, however the food is delicious!

Naples Pizza, 850 Boston Post Road, 203-453-4759. If you've been looking for fresh, cheesy pizza look no further. They also make a great panini and fried mozzarella. It is not huge so seating is limited, but it's a great place non of the less.

Whitfield's, 25 Whitfield Street, 203-458-1300. Whitfield's is stationed right on the Guilford green, which is a very, very nice green. It has a colonial feel to it and the food is rather expensive.

Guilford Mooring, 505 Whitfield Street, 203-458-2921. Right on the water, very nice place. Excellent seafood, the clam chowder is outstanding.

The Stone House, 506 Whitfield Street, 203-458-3700. Located on the Guilford Marina, the stone house isn't somewhere you want to go for a casual meal. Here its quality not quantity, however the presentation of their dishes is quite nice.

Shoreline Diner, 345 Boston Post Road, 203-458-7380. Just the average diner, if your looking to fuel up on an inexpensive meal this is the place to go. A triple stack of pancakes usually gets the job done.

Quattros, 14 Water Street, 203-453-6575. Probably some of the best Italian food in the area. Quattros is more fine dining then casual, although not too overboard. Ravioli hits the spot.

Little Store, 2802 Durham Road, 203-457-0009. A little shack up in North Guilford right before Lake Quanapoag. Bacon egg and cheese is excellent, actually any of their breakfast sandwiches are appetizing.

Hidden Kitchen, 705 Boston Post Road #C4, 203-458-7806. It actually is hidden, this little breakfast joint is located conveniently out of sight behind the fitness center. Once you find it dig in, they make great french toast. Good luck!

Deli Unlimited, 1099 Boston Post Road, 203-453-2473. Looks are deceiving, this deli is located in a gas station, but it is definitely one of the best places to grab a bite in Guilford. Amazing sandwich selection among other things, and the quality is great. A local favorite.

Pasta Avest & Pizzeria, 680 Boston Post Road, 203-453-8779. All around delicious! Pasta Avest has everything from fresh salads to mouth=melting stuffed breads.Grab a Foxon Park soda its a local soda that has been around for quite some time. Seating is limited.

Ashley's Ice Cream, 942 Boston Post Road, 203-458-3040. Great selection of quality ice cream. You can't go wrong with Oreo cookie.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Comfort Inn, 300 Boston Post Road, (203) 453-5600‎.  edit
  • Guilford Motor Lodge, 2300 Boston Post Road, (203) 453-0123‎.  edit
  • Valley Motel, 500 Route 80, (203) 457-0587.  edit
  • Tower Inn & Suites, 320 Boston Post Road, (203) 453-9069.  edit
  • Room Service LLC, 80 Seaview Terrace, (203) 453-0886.  edit


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