Hempsted Houses
11 Hempstead St, New London 06320 Driving directions
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May-Jun and Sep-Oct : weekends 1pm-4pm; Jul-Aug: Thu-Sun 1pm-4pm


Built in 1678, the timber-framed Joshua Hempsted House provides a splendid example of 17C American architecture. The walls are insulated with seaweed and pierced with tiny leaded casement windows. Inside, the low-ceilinged rooms contain fine, primitive American furnishings. The granite Nathaniel Hempsted House was built by Joshua's grandson in 1759. The interior features an unusual projecting bake oven.


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