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Pirate Day at the Hempsted House New London
August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a day of all things pirate at the Hempsted House in New London August 8, 2020 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Learn about the Hempsted family connections to pirates and privateers that once sailed the Sound and strolled the streets of New London. Meet members of The Crew of the Raven; put your pirate skills to the test with a scavenger hunt around the Hempsted grounds, and purchase some plundered Colonial items from Big Bear Trading Company.
Budding shipwrights can craft their own toy boat. Learn about the Hempsted family that witnessed all the salty characters and tales of New London’s maritime past.
Admission is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Registration for timed entry is required. Attendees may arrive at any time within their registered time block. Day-of event registration will be allowed only if the site has not reached capacity.
In order to protect the health of our staff, visitors, and community, all visitors must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. The historic house museum interior will remain closed to the public during the Pirate Day event.
Heavy rain postpones the event to August 16.
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