Historic House Plaques and Research Service

The Branford Historical Society offers house plaques to identify historic structures and landmarks in Branford. Properties are acknowledged by date of construction and by original or historically recognized owner. Buildings 60 years or older are eligible for a plaque.

The wooden plaques are 11-1/4 x 17 inches, painted white, with black lettering and a border. Stainless steel screws are included.

While we maintain extensive inventories of historic data, research to identify the date of construction and ownership of your house. This is required for all new plaques to verify accuracy, and is provided for an additional fee of $50.00 above the cost of the plaque itself. The total cost for a plaque & research service is $300.00. If you already have a historically-verified house plaque, and just need a replacement, the cost for a replacement plaque is $250.00.

Fill out the Online Order Form below, and click Submit. Then you will be redirected to the Product Page where you can “Add to Cart” the “Plaque & Research Service” or “Replacement Plaque”, and continue through the Checkout process.

Unfortunately Plaque Orders remain on hold, while we work to arrange a way to sustainably and efficiently provide a quick turn-around time for these orders in the future. We are however in the final stages of this process, and plan to reopen plaque requests on January 1st, 2024. Please check back after October 1st for an announcement. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to continuing to highlight our town’s historic homes in the future.

If your house is listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places, you may also request an aluminum National Register or State Register plaque for a small fee. The type of plaque you are eligbile for will depend on how your address is listed in the register, but the state preservation office will help determine this for you.

​For more information, contact:

Jenny Scofield at the
State Historic Preservation Office
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 500-2343

Historic House Plaque

Plaque & Historical
Research Service


Utilizing our extensive inventories of historic data, we will research your home to identify the date of construction and ownership information, and will provide you with a report of our findings.

Historic House Plaque

Replacement Plaque