Hempsted Houses

New London, CT

Unique Private & Corporate Events

The Property

The 1678 frame house built by Joshua Hempsted reflects an English medieval style of building with its steeply pitched side gable roof, massive central chimney and diamond pane windows. It is one of New England’s oldest dwellings, furnished with many colonial artifacts. Next door stands a rare stone house built in 1759 by Joshua’s grandson, Nathaniel. Both structures survived the 1781 burning of New London and stand today as testaments of 17th- and 18th-century daily life. The two houses are connected by a large grass lawn perfect for outdoor lunches, performances and other gatherings.


Facility rentals are available May to October.
The lawn between the houses may be tented for groups up to 125.
Limited interior space accommodates up to 25 people.

2021-2022 Pricing

Celebrations & Corporate Events

Full day rental, up to 8 hours: $1,250
Half day rental up to 4 hours: $600
Showers and Other Small Events (for groups under 40), up to 2 hours: $400
Non-Profit Meeting Rate (for groups under 40), up to 4 hours: $100 per hour
Non-Profit Events, up to 10 hours: $1,000

Photo Sessions

Outdoor Locations Only: $125 for 1 hour
Indoor & Outdoor Locations: $225 for 2 hours
Additional fees may apply.


For more information, or to schedule a tour please contact:

Hannah Einsiedel
860.247.8996 x 10