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Update: Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event due to forecasted storms. Please stay tuned to our social media channels and e-newsletter for updates on future programming.

Visit one of New England’s earliest graveyards with a special focus on those of African descent who are buried there. Meet your guides from the Hempsted Houses and the New London chapter of the NAACP at the burying ground at the top of Hempstead Street.


Advance registration recommended. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather as this program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted.houses@ctlandmarks.org or call (860) 443-7949.

Admission benefits the Hempsted Houses and the NAACP. Supported in part by: the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; and the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc.

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