Pardee-Morris House


The Pardee-Morris House, located at 325 Lighthouse Road in New Haven, will open for the 2018 Summer Season on Sunday, June 3 from 12-4 pm. 

The Pardee-Morris House is open seasonally, 12-4 pm on Sundays until the last Sunday in August. Admission is free.

The New Haven Museum’s Pardee-Morris House is a 6,000 sq. ft 18th-century farmhouse located on Lighthouse Road on the east shore of New Haven harbor. Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779 and rebuilt by the Morris family. It remained in that family until 1915, when it was purchased by William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, who hoped to make it his home. Pardee died in 1918 and willed the property, along with a small endowment, to the New Haven Museum, then known as the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Today, the Pardee-Morris House is open seasonally for events, classes and tours.

2018 Summer Season

Opening Day: Sunday, June 3rd 12 – 4 pm

Morris Cove Day: Saturday, June 9th 12 – 4 pm

Twilight Concerts

Grounds open at 6 pm, Music starts at 7 pm.  Food truck on-site, welcome to bring your own food and drink.

  • June 27th (rain date- June 28th): Washboard Slim and the Bluelights,      Food truck: Shoreline Prime
  • July 11th (rain date- July 12th): Joe Miller & the Hipshakers                        Food truck: Fryborg
  • July 25th (rain date- July 26th): New London Big Band                                 Food truck: Shoreline Prime
  • August 8th (rain date- August 9th): Too Blue                                                    Food truck: TBD

Yoga on the Lawn

Back by popular demand, Michelle Morgan of 108 Monkeys will lead three sessions of yoga at the Pardee-Morris House!

  • June 24th
  • July 15th
  • August 12th

All sessions begin at 4:30 pm and last 1 hour.  All ages and levels are welcome.  Mats will be provided for those who do not have one.

In-Season Talks

  • July 8th at 2 PM Author, Gail MacDonald will speak on her book “Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline”
  • August 5th at 2 PM Massaro Community Farm, Speaker: Emily Cosenza, “Attracting Birds and Butterflies to the Backyard”

Bring a chair, bring your family and friends and come enjoy the afternoon with us in Morris Cove!

Explore the Morris Cove area at these other historic sites:

Pardee Morris House, c 1899, Bishop (1)

Directions to the Pardee-Morris House (325 Lighthouse Road New Haven, CT 06512)

From the west: On Interstate 95, take Exit 50 (Woodward Ave.). Continue straight to Townsend Ave. Turn right onto Townsend Ave. and continue for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Lighthouse Rd., and continue for 0.4 miles. The Pardee-Morris House will be on your left.

From the east: On Interstate 95, take Exit 51. Continue straight onto Forbes Ave. Turn left at Townsend Ave. and continue for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Lighthouse Rd., and continue for 0.4 miles. The Pardee-Morris House will be on your left.

*Please Note: When visiting the Pardee-Morris House, please park along Lighthouse Road. Note that there are streets in the neighborhood that are resident permit-parking only.

Public Transportation
Use the CTTransit New Haven G2 Bus Route.

Upcoming Events

Events on April 23, 2018
New Haven Museum CLOSED
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: April 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Events on April 24, 2018
Book Talk: David Allen Richards
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: April 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm


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