Nathan Hale Homestead

2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-6917

History Moving Forward



Open for tours May through October.

Friday & Saturday, 12 – 4 pm;

Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm
Tours on the hour; last tour departs one hour before closing.

The Hale Homestead grounds are open
year-round from dawn to dusk.


$10/Senior, Student, or Teacher
$5/Child 6-18
Free for Connecticut Landmarks Members & Children under 6

We offer curriculum-based programming for field trips and school groups, as well as specialty tours and hearth cooking demonstrations for groups of 10 or more. To reserve, please call 860.742.6917. To rent the facility, please call 860.247.8996.

House Tour

At the Nathan Hale Homestead, it is 1776, and a war for independence is underway. Learn how members of the Hale family supported the war effort by gathering supplies, helping their neighbors, and serving in the Continental Army. Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s State Hero, was born on the property in 1755. He was recruited as one of America’s earliest spies, but was caught and hanged by the British in September 1776. In the early 20th century, historic preservationist George Dudley Seymour purchased the home from a family still farming the property and restored it to honor Nathan Hale’s story.


Captain Nathan Hale, captured and hanged as a spy at age 21 by the British in September of 1776, is famous for his alleged last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan grew up on the farm that his prosperous father, Richard Hale, purchased in 1740 for his large family. Ardent patriots, six of the eight Hale brothers served in the Continental army during the American Revolution.

The Georgian-style home has remained virtually intact since its 1776 completion. It is furnished with Hale family possessions and other period antiques that were collected by George Dudley Seymour, who purchased and restored the Homestead in 1914. The 17-acre Homestead adjoins the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest where the remote nature of the property makes modern conveniences seem far away.

Connecticut Landmarks engages visitors in understanding the historical and emotional commitments of individuals and families who have patriotically served their country through sacrifice, starting from the story of schoolteacher-turned-spy Nathan Hale.