Pardee-Morris House


The Pardee-Morris House, located at 325 Lighthouse Road in New Haven, is open for the season. The Pardee-Morris House will be open 12-4pm on Sundays starting on June 7th 2015 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 2015 Season of Events:

Opening Day June 7th
CT Open House Day June 13th, enjoy a paper marbling workshop

Twilight Concerts:

June 24th (rain date June 25th) at 7 PM: Goodnight Blue Moon
July 22nd (rain date July 23rd) at 7 PM: Prester John
August 5th (rain date August 6th) at 7 PM: The Meadows Brothers
August 12th (rain date August 13th) at 7 PM: Seth Adam

In-Season Talks:

June 21st at 2 PM: Urban Miners
August 2nd at 4 PM: Will Siss on Connecticut Beer, followed by a tasting from Erector Collective Brewing (tasting for 21+ w/ID)
August 16th at 2 PM: Recycling with Sherill Baldwin
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 August 30, 2015
New Haven Museum Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: August 31, 2015 - 12:00 am
Events on August 31, 2015
Starts: 6:30 am
Ends: August 31, 2015 - 7:30 am
Events on September 5, 2015
MUSEUM CLOSED for Labor Day Weekend
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 8, 2015 - 12:00 am


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