Thank you for a spectacular season!

We have been thrilled to connect thousands of visitors with important local history, their favorite authors, their own ancestors, and a vibrant community of artists and musicians. Thank you to everyone who visited, subscribed, joined, and donated for your support in keeping History Moving Forward. Stay tuned for details on how you can stay engaged over the winter with programs and house tours, and look for news about our 2024 season soon!

Why is Nathan Hale a Hero?

Though Nathan Hale has only been Connecticut’s state hero since 1985, admiration for the nation’s first spy goes back much further.

To find out why we think Nathan Hale deserves the moniker of Connecticut State Hero, check out some fun facts on our Nathan Hale Homestead page!


Winter Clothing Drive

November 27December 15

Connecticut Landmarks' Hempsted Houses has partnered with the Homeless Hospitality Center to collect donations of winter clothing to benefit the New London community. We will be accepting new hats and gloves in all sizes, and new and gently-used coats in all sizes. Donations of children's winter coats are especially appreciated.

In 2023, staff at three Connecticut Landmarks sites worked with local teachers and students through the Witness Stones Project to learn about the lives of people who were enslaved at our sites. Learn more about this project with Lynn Mervosh, Site Administrator, who was part of the process at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.