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.

Capacity

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

2020 Pricing

Weddings

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $1,250
Wedding Ceremony Only: $600

Celebrations & Corporate Events

Full day rental, up to 8 hours: $1,250
Half day rental up to 4 hours: $400
For groups under 50, per hour: $200
Non-profit meeting rate (for groups under 50): $100 per hour

Photo Sessions

(Non-Commercial)
Outdoor Locations Only: $125 for 1 hour
Indoor & Outdoor Locations: $200 for 2 hours
Additional fees may apply.

Contact

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

Aileen Novick
860.443.7949
hempsted@ctlandmarks.org