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Join Captains Mike, Justin, Bryan and the crew of the Sea Mist as you tour the famous Thimble Islands off the coast of Branford, Connecticut. For nearly sixty years, 1000s of seafarers have enjoyed tours and charters of the Long Island Sound with Thimble Island Cruise. (This excerpt taken from the Thimble Island Cruise website)
Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957, in which local artisans displayed and demonstrated their crafts. Ten years later, the Center was incorporated and, since that time, has become a vital part of the town and the extended shoreline community and culture. It serves as the most comprehensive art organization, and includes the largest public exhibition space, between New Haven and Old Lyme. (This excerpt taken from the Guilford Art Center website)
Explore four centuries of Connecticut history through the evolution of the Henry Whitfield House. Reverend Henry Whitfield and his family were part of the group of English Puritans who founded Guilford in 1639 for religious freedom. Built of local granite and restored in the 1930s, the Whitfield House is now Connecticut’s oldest house, New England’s oldest stone house, and a National Historic Landmark. (This excerpt taken from the Henry Whitfield State Museum website)
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Guilford, CT
(range: 5 miles)
The Hyland House is an historic house museum, named for George Hyland, the settler who purchased the land on which it stands in 1657. The two-story saltbox structure was built circa 1713 by Hyland’s son-in-law Isaac Parmelee. The National Registry of Historic Places describes it as a “landmark building in the history of domestic architecture.” (This excerpt taken from the Hyland House website)
A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings! (This excerpt taken from the Shore Line Trolley Museum website)
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Hamden, CT
(range: 7 miles)
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention. (This excerpt taken from the Eli Whitney Museum website)
A natural history museum in New Haven, Connecticut. Information about visiting the museum, upcoming events, exhibits, viewing the collections, education opportunities, supporting the museum, history of the museum, and products and shopping from the museum store. (This excerpt taken from the Peabody Museum of Natural History website)
Our winery is located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers. The Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards. Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 11 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT. (This excerpt taken from the Gouveia Vineyards website)
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New Haven, CT
(range: 7 miles)
East Rock was formed about 200 million years ago as the continents were in the process of moving away from each other. Molten rock from deep in the earth surged through stress cracks formed in the sandstone bedrock of the New Haven area. The molten rock cooled to form dolerite, also know as basalt or traprock. Dolerite is much more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone. As glacial action and the forces of weathering eroded away the softer sandstone, East Rock (and other traprock ridges such as West Rock) became more prominent. The summit of East Rock Park now rises more than 350 feet above the floor of the Mill River valley at its base. (This excerpt taken from the East Rock Park website)
Yale College students provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tours start at the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06511. Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale’s fourteen residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale’s largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  (This excerpt taken from the Yale University Visitor Center website)
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