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Erastus Dudley constructed the Dudley farm in 1844; he was a wealthy North Guildford farmer, gristmill and tannery owner. The house, barns and its surrounding ten beautiful acres occupies a certain are in the land farmed by the Dudley family for almost 300 years. The farm was given in 1991 to the North Guilford Volunteer Fire Company upon the death of David Dudley, the last family member of the Dudley family.

Troubled by the lost of farm life in the face of the rapid progression of the 20th century, the Volunteer Fire Company concluded to make a farm museum to preserve the region?s agricultural and historical heritage. Because of the decision, the Dudley foundation was formed. Because of the development made by the foundation, through the dedicated hard work of volunteers and generous donations, the Dudley Farm was formed. Since then, the museum has opened its doors to visitors that want to experience life back in the days.

Visiting the Dudley Farm will give its visitors a glimpse back in the early years of 1900?s. It exhibits authentic tools and farm equipment and animals which represent life back in the ole days. The Dudley Farm also has flower and her gardens, cropland, meadows and woods which reflect the historical past of Guilford.
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