Branford was first settled in mid-1644 as part of the New Haven Colony and officially renamed in 1653 after the Town of Brentford, England. The 20th century has brought some changes to Branford, but much of its historical heritage remains in the form of old buildings and well-preserved villages.
Listed here are many of the historic homes as well as important architectural landmarks of Branford’s rich history.
Those who visit Branford can take in a seasonal cruise (or private charter) to our majestic archipelago of islands called the Thimble Islands. Branford’s Center is home to several shops, restaurants and coffee houses that line the Main Street along with the historic Town Green being at the center.
Branford is proud of its history, quality of life and economic vitality. Visit today! www.branford-ct.gov