Pardee-Morris House

Located at 325 Lighthouse Road in the Morris Cove neighborhood of New Haven, guided tours of the historic Pardee-Morris House (PMH) are available on Sundays, 12-4 p.m., during the summer season.

We also offer a host of seasonal events: a Twilight Summer Concert Series, fun and informative lectures and workshops and community activities, most free of charge.

Upcoming Summer 2022 programs:

  • July 17Hula Hoop Fitness with LBSpinnerZ Artz
  • July 31 – PMH Archaeology Dig with Meg Harper
  • August 14Yoga on the Lawn with Tobie Schuerfeld
  • August 21 – Kindness Rocks with Kristina Nigro
  • August 28 – Seed Conservation with Seed Huntress Sefra Alexandra

The New Haven Museum thanks its community partners: WSHU 91.1 FM, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and Alder Salvatore E. DeCola for supporting the 2022 summer season.

Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, the house was built around 1750 by Amos Morris. Burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, the house was rebuilt and expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William S. Pardee, a Morris family descendant, bequeathed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today known as the New Haven Museum. PMH first opened to the public for tours on June 13, 1921.

Don’t miss the fascinating article on this historic treasure from the June 1, 2021 issue of “Antiques and The Arts Weekly” at: www.antiquesandthearts.com/pardee-morris-house-celebrates-100-years-of-public-visitors/.

Colonial Herb Garden

Thanks to our neighbors, Rachel Heerema and Giulia Gouge, we have a colonial herb garden that demonstrates the herbs and plants that a colonial woman would have used for cooking, medicine, household, and tea or aroma.
Explore the Garden!


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.
 
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