Hyland House


Hyland House by Veronica Soell. From the collection of Ray and Christine Iglesias. Reproduced with the permission of the artist.

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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.”  The homestead inhabitants included Ebeneezer Parmelee, a master clockmaker, and Candace, an enslaved woman for whom Guilford’s first Witness Stone was placed in the museum’s front walkway.

The house opened as a non-profit museum in 1918.  For more than a century, the Hyland House has been sharing Guilford’s rich colonial history through tours, events, hands-on programs, classes and research.

For more information on admission, events, membership and volunteering, please email us at info@hylandhouse.org

We’d love to have you join us!

The Hyland House Museum Board of Directors