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Hempsted Houses FREE Pirates & the Sea Day

August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hempsted Houses FREE Pirates & the Sea Day will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 1 to 4o pm. Join Connecticut Landmarks at the Hempsted Houses to learn about seafarers of the past. All are invited to this FREE event with sea-celebrating activities from 1­ to 4 pm. Pirates and privateers once sailed the Sound and strolled the streets of New London. The Hempsted family had connections to a privateer/pirate and were involved in New London’s maritime trade.

The site’s stone house was constructed by Nathaniel Hempsted in 1759. Nathaniel was a merchant and one of three rope makers in maritime New London. Learn about the trade of rope making and some basic knots. Budding shipwrights can craft their own toy boat and then set it afloat. Concoct golden slime and do some pirate beading! Participate in a pirate scavenger hunt while music of pirates and the sea fills the air. And don’t forget to tour the Hempsted Houses that witnessed all the salty characters and tales of New London’s maritime past! FREE family event sponsored by the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund.

The Hempsted Houses are located at 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT. The site is open for tours May through October. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; email hempsted@ctlandmarks.org; or call (860) 443-7949.


August 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hempsted House
11 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320
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