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 x 16 inches, painted white, with black lettering and a border. Stainless steel screws are included.

While we maintain extensive inventories of historic data, research is still needed 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 $350.00. If you already have a historically-verified house plaque, and just need a replacement, the cost for a replacement plaque is $300.00.

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.

Plaques are available to order each year from January – September.

Historic House Plaque orders are suspended for the 2024 season. We hope to allow ordering again on January 1st, 2025.


Current Plaque Design

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


Branford’s Historic Districts

National & State Register Plaques

Click the Buttons below to view a curated list of all Branford properties on the National and State Registers.
(Once opened, click CTRL-F to search the PDFs for your property)

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