Hempsted History Camp at Hempsted Houses in New London

New London, CT – Bring history to life with an unforgettable camp experience Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th, from 9 am to 1 pm! Don a period costume, step back in time, and experience what life was like in the past at our Hempsted History Camp. Try chores and arts and crafts of the past. We’ll explore our area of the city and think about how things changed in this house from the 17th through the 20th centuries. When the “work” is finished, play historic games and create a diary to record your own history! Children will be guided along the way by great storytellers for a fun and educational week.


Scholarships are available for New London residents and returning youth! $200 for ages 7-12. Register at 860.443.7949 or hempsted@ctlandmarks.org or visit www.ctlandmarks.org/ctlcamps by July 15th.  


The Hempsted Houses are located at 11 Hempsted Street, New London, CT. The site is open for tours May through October. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org, email hempsted@ctlandmarks.org, or call 860.443.7949.


About The Hempsted Houses

The 1678 Joshua Hempsted House is the oldest house in New London and is one of New England’s best-documented dwellings. Adjacent to the Joshua Hempsted House is a rare stone house built in 1759 by Nathaniel Hempsted. Both structures survived the 1781 burning of New London and stand today as testaments of 17th and 18th-century daily life.


About Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.

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