Branford Green Junior History Hunt - "Looking Up" History, Branford, CT

Kids history hunt around the historic green in Branford Connecticut..

Branford Green Junior History Hunt - "Looking Up" History, Branford, CT

Branford, Connecticut 06405, United States

Created By: Branford Historical Society

Tour Information

Branford Green Junior History Hunt - "Looking Up" History
Sponsored by The Branford Historical Society
All photographs from the collection of the Branford Historical Society.

Welcome to the Branford Green Junior History Hunt. We hope that this hunt will help you learn a little bit about Branford’s history and this special place. This hunt is a shorter and simpler version of our original Branford Green History Hunt.

To participate, follow the map to each stop and search for the answer to the listed question. Don’t forget to “look up” to discover clues to Branford’s history. You can also scroll through the historic photos associated with each stop.

Visit the Branford Historical Society website at Events (Current Events) | Branford Historical Society to check your answers.

Happy hunting!

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What You'll See on the Tour

The Branford Green has been the center of the town’s religious and social life since the land was given to the town in 1699. The Green has seen many uses over the years from cow pasture and militia training to town carnivals, concerts an... Read more
This is the oldest and biggest monument on the Green. It was built to honor the 200+ soldiers from Branford who fought in the Civil War. The monument is made of granite and is over 30-feet tall with the figure on the top standing 7 feet ... Read more
Town Hall was built in 1860 and has hosted many activities including voting, banking, dances, roller skating and even boxing matches. An old stone jail stood behind the building from 1878 until the 1970s. The building has seen many addition... Read more
Trinity Church was formed in 1784 by people not happy with the Congregational Church. When this church building was constructed in 1851 its bell served as the town’s first fire alarm. The parish hall was added later and served as a clinic... Read more
This Academy is the oldest building on the Green and was built as a school in 1820. This is the third location for the Academy building. It originally stood where the Town Hall is now, was moved to the rear of the Congregational Church in 1... Read more


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