Guilford, CT

Guilford, settled in 1639, is a charming town rich in history, with lots to offer the modern day visitor. Guilford was named after the town of Guildford, in England, the native home of a share of its first settlers. In early maps of the Connecticut Colony, the town is seen on several maps as Gilford. Guilford is known for its Town Green, which has been voted, “Best in New England.”   With the feel of an old New England village, the Green is the center of activity, playing host to unique shopping and dining, galleries, historic sightseeing, and numerous family friendly events and activities. Bustling Route One in Guilford also offers our guests many varied attractions. Guilford is blessed with nature’s treasurers; including the seashore, lakes, rivers, forests, hills, and granite ledges. You can spend time boating, hiking, biking, or just relaxing at the beach. Golfers can also enjoy a round of golf on one of the top-rated executive par 3 courses in New England. Whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll, or prefer a Segway tour, Guilford offers something for everyone, young and old alike.


Places to Visit:

  • Guilford Green, the historic Town Center with museums, shops, restaurants
  • Guilford shoreline with marina, beaches, Grass Island Shack, Faulkner’s Island Light House
  • Historic house museums wich include Henry Whitfield State Museum, Hyland House, Thomas Griswold, Medad Stone Tavern, and The Dudley Farm
  • Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery
  • Golf course and hiking trails


    The climate in Guilford, CT is generally mild and pleasant. Winters are cold with temperatures usually staying between the mid-teens and low-30s, while summers tend to be warm with temperatures often reaching into the high 70s and low 80s. The area experiences frequent precipitation year-round, averaging around 45 inches per year. Spring tends to bring more showers, while winter brings snowfall averaging around 20 inches. Overall, the climate in Guilford, CT offers comfortable conditions for those who like a temperate climate with all four seasons present.


    The Shore Line East train stops at Guilford station with service to Branford, East Haven, New Haven and New London, and the Connecticut Transit S bus travels between Guilford and New Haven several times each day.