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Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut.  Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.

Located in the historic village of Farmington, the museum facility is centered on a ca. 1720 National Historical Landmark house furnished with period antiques to reflect the everyday activities of Colonial life in Connecticut. Surrounding the house are period raised bed gardens, an apple orchard, and heritage stone walls.

The public service areas of the museum, constructed in 2004, include a modern classroom, a period tavern room, post-and-beam Welcome Center, research library, exhibit gallery, and collection storage area.

The museum manages Memento Mori, Farmington’s ancient cemetery on Main Street, and the Village Green, located at the intersection of Rtes. 4 and 10. Stanley-Whitman House is supported in part by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.

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Stanley-Whitman House

Learn the history of the Old Whitman House. ​​​​​​​

Historic Gardens

Experience the sights, fragrances and tastes of early America. ​​​​​​​


Find out about the ancient Memento Mori and Scott Swamp Cemeteries.

Village Green

Discover the rich history of the "village of pretty houses." 


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Affiliates & Resources

See who we're partnering with to bring you a better experience.​​​​​​​

Board of Directors

Jamie Moses, Chair
Michael Schloss, Treasurer
Katherine Hermes, Secretary
dann j Broyld
Jagdish Dalal
Bruce Edgren
Susan Gibson
Mike Gurski, FVGLA President
Marie Lavendier
Andy Morgan
Bill Quinn
John Renehan
Liz Sanford
Lisa Warner
Andy Verzosa, Executive Director 


Thomas Dean, Garden Coordinator [email protected]

Michele LaBonte, Visitor Services (860) 677-9222 ext. 301 [email protected]

Kristy Mathews, Advancement Associate (860) 677-9222 ext. 306 [email protected]

Pat Schnee, Bookkeeper
(860) 677-9222 ext. 307 [email protected]

Andres Verzosa, Executive Director (860) 677-9222 ext. 305 [email protected]