Pardee-Morris House

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We’re excited to welcome you back to the Pardee-Morris House on Sundays, 12 to 4 p.m., beginning June 6, 2021, the 100th year of its opening to the public!

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/.

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.

Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, PMH 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.

The Pardee-Morris House first opened to the public for tours on June 13, 1921. Join us as we celebrate our centennial year on New Haven’s East Shore!

The Museum thanks UI/Lighting Up the Arts, Alder Salvatore E. DeCola, East Shore Management Team and our Morris Cove neighbors, for supporting our 2021 summer season. 

2021 Summer Events at PMH –

Details at: https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/about/press-releases/

*CONCERTS*
Rain dates for all concerts are the following day at 7pm. Grounds open at 6 pm; the historic Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors for tours. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Masks are required when walking around the property and in the house. All guests must sign in at our welcome table.
*ALL PMH EVENTS*
Bring blankets and chairs, seating is limited. Masks are required when walking around the property and in the house. All guests must sign in at our welcome table.

June 6 – 12 to 4 p.m. – Opening Day – See newly installed Witness Stones, take a tour of PMH

June 13 – 3:30 p.m. – Lecture: The History (and Future) of Garbage

June 23 – 5 p.m. – Meet & Greet – Connecticut Softball Legend Joan Joyce

June 23 – 7 p.m. – Concert – Otis & the Hurricanes

June 20 – 2 p.m. – Hula-Hoop Fitness on the Lawn

June 27 – 2 p.m. – An Afternoon of Culinary Herbs, Cottagecore, and More

July 7 – 7 p.m. – Concert – Professors of Bluegrass

July 11 – 2 p.m. – Free Family Program

July 18 – 2 p.m. – Tai Chi Demonstration with Shifu Shirley Chock from Aiping Tai Chi Center

July 21 – 7 p.m. – Concert – Jolly Beggars

July 25 – 2 p.m. – Lecture: Rob Geake–New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

Aug. 4 – 7 p.m. – Concert – Ed Fast and Congabop

August 15 – 2 p.m. – Lecture: Tony Renzoni–Connecticut Bootlegger Queen Nellie Green

August 22 – 2 p.m. – Bird Presentation with Gail Martino–editor of Chickadee Tales: A New Haven Bird Club Anthology & John Triana–New Haven Bird Club Historian 

August 29 – 2 p.m. – Lecture: Nick Bellantoni–The Long Journeys Home

See the New Haven Museum event calendar at: http://newhavenmuseum.org/visit/events-calendar/

Sign up for our e-blasts at info@newhavenmuseum.org. Stay in touch on social media at @newhavenmuseum. Questions? Email: adultprograms@newhavenmuseum.org

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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