SAVE THE DATE - October 1, 2022

Stanley-Whitman House's Elegant Progressive Dinner Fundraiser returns! "The Farmington Table: A Moveable Feast" will be held Saturday, October 1. Stay tuned for details and invitations!

S-WH Awarded Museum Makeover Grant

S-WH was recently selected for a Museum Makeover, a new collaborative project designed to improve the visitor experience at cultural heritage organizations throughout Connecticut.

This two-year program provides twelve organizations per year with expert consultation and funding to make immediate, concrete changes that will increase their ability to effectively serve the public. Read about our plans!

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Stanley-Whitman House Awarded CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant

Stanley-Whitman House Receives Grant of $19,900 to support educational and community programs.

The grants were administered by  CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.


Who was Stanley Whitman? Learn about Colonial Farmington and the people who made livings, raised children, and made the best of their times. You can experience their lives in our authentic historic house and period gardens.


Join a dynamic family of supporters who help make Stanley-Whitman House a vital and relevant institution. Become a member and enjoy real benefits that provide affordable entertainment for you and your family.


One of Hartford County's must-see heritage destinations! Enter the world of Colonial New England by visiting Stanley-Whitman House, where you can experience life as the early settlers lived it.

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Two new publications from Stanley-Whitman House!

Memento Mori, Farmington Connecticut: Remember Death
This richly illustrated book considers twenty-two individuals -- early settlers, farmers, soldiers, tavern-keepers -- who greatly impacted Farmington culture and history and now reside in Farmington's "ancient burial ground."

The Journal of Farmington History, Vol. I.
The inaugural volume of this annual publication contains works of journalism with accompanying photographs from local and national contributors -- historians, teachers, scientists, doctors -- on subjects ranging from local figures and artifacts to nationally known pioneers.

Happy 301st Birthday, S-WH!

Stanley-Whitman House turned 301 on December 31, 2021!

On the occasion of the Tercentenary of Stanley-Whitman House, the Museum created an online Symposium in four parts highlighting its illustrious builder and past residents of this National Historic Landmark House given by its esteemed historians Betty Coykendall, Lisa Johnson, and Sherra Palmer.

See 2020 Tercentenary Symposium

COVID Guidelines Update

Stanley-Whitman House is following the current CDC Guidelines to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff. Please wear a mask indoors at the museum, regardless of vaccination status.  For our outdoor programs, a mask is not required if you have been fully vaccinated. See the latest Connecticut Information and Guidance.

Museum Hours 

Monday - Tuesday


Wednesday - Saturday

10:00am – 05:00pm



Stanley-Whitman House is closed on the following holidays

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Stanley-Whitman's gardens are open to the public daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


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