Today, the Godfrey House is the oldest remaining frame house in the city. The house has been impeccably restored by The Woman's Club and is filled with furnishings and household artifacts authentic to the 1850s--some original to the Godfrey family, including the walnut baby cradle and the Chickering rosewood piano that graces the parlor. Volunteers and interns dressed in 1850s period costumes give tours of the one and a half story house.
The Ard Godfrey house is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. (The last complete tour is at 3:30 pm.) Bring a lunch and enjoy it at one of the picnic tables in Chute Square.
Admission to the Godfrey House is free; donations are welcome. There are no restroom facilities on site. Special tours for groups of ten or more may be arranged year round for a minimal fee by calling Muriel (612-781-8791).