Royce House  

The Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust is the owner and caretaker of the Royce House and the American Silver Museum at the Franklin Johnson Mansion

  American Silver Museum at the Johnson Mansion  

Due to the situation with the Corona Virus, the Silver Museum/Johnson Mansion and the Royce House will be closed for any events and regular tours. However, we will consider private tours of 3-4 people in one family, wearing masks.  Please call 203 265-4025 and leave a message. 

Who We Are


In 1991, the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust (WHPT), a 501(c)3 organization, was formed to preserve the town’s architectural and cultural history. Our Board of Trustees, Collections, Events, Library and Archives Members and Docents are all volunteers.


Sit back and enjoy a tour of the Johnson Mansion, silver collection, old time pictures of Wallingford and a  historic presentation by the Lebanon Militia from their visit in 2018.



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Colonial Days at the Johnson Museum

          Walkin' up Main St.

Check out a new video walk of South and North Main St.; Also the Barnes House and Gungywamp House on Clintonville Rd.  by John Watson

What We Do

Our primary objective is to preserve Wallingford’s architectural and cultural heritage. 

The Trust owns two historically significant structures that have been restored to bring the history of Wallingford to life. Above left is the Royce House at 538 North Main St. and right is the American Silver Museum/Johnson Mansion at 153 South Main St.

Our goal is to provide experiences that will be authentic and attractive to all – from families with young children to history scholars – who visit our town.




Many of you will be ordering items throughout the year from Amazon.

Did you know that you can use Amazon Smile with your own account and a percent of your order will go to WHPT?

Click the Support Us tab (above) to find out how simple this is to do!  Thank You!


Finding Silver Makers



The Trust is seeking the names of silver workers from the Wallingford and Meriden silver companies.  To enter information about friends or relatives, please click on the Resources tab above; then click on Finding Wallingford Silver Makers. 

Fill in as much as possible and SUBMIT.


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