Pardee-Morris House


The Pardee-Morris House, located at 325 Lighthouse Road in New Haven, is closed until the 2017 season. 

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.

*Summer 2016 Season of Events:

Opening Day June 5th
CT Open House Day June 11th, enjoy a paper marbling workshop

Twilight Concerts:


All concerts begin at 7 pm. Please park along Lighthouse Road. Grounds open at 6 pm; the Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors for tours. Please bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Admission is free, donations welcomed.

June 29th (rain date June 30th) at 7 PM: The Alehounds
July 13th (rain date July 14th) at 7 PM: PM: Tuxedo Junction
July 27th (rain date August 3rd) at 7 PM: Wise Old Moon
August 17th  7 PM: Goodnight Moonshine

The Museum thanks Alder Salvatore E. DeCola; the Knights of Columbus, Rodrigo Council #44; and neighbors Frank Pinto and Rosemary Spring for supporting our summer season!

Special Events

July 17th Girl Scout Day!

For more information, contact

July 24th Colonial Olympics! 


Celebrate the spirit of the Rio Summer Olympics, Sunday July 24 from 2-4 pm. Thirteen teams, named for the thirteen original colonies will compete in a friendly tournament of colonial era games on the lawns of the Pardee-Morris House. Teams will compete in three activities: Game of Graces Tournament, the Colonial Fun Course, and a Hoop Rolling Relay. Participants can also enjoy guided tours of the historic house. This event is family friendly, and recommended for ages 8 and up, spectators welcome!

To register for Colonial Olympics, click here.

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.


 *The Museum thanks the East Shore Management Team; Knights of Columbus, Rodrigo Council #44; The Amity Charitable Trust; Frank Pinto and Rosemary Spring; and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut for supporting our 2015 summer season!

Upcoming Events

Events on March 2, 2017
Film & Disscussion: Reuse! Because You Can't Recycle the Planet
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: March 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Location: 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Events on March 5, 2017
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: March 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Events on March 6, 2017
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: March 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm


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