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 April to November.
The lawn between the houses may be tented for groups up to 125.
Limited interior space accommodates up to 25 people.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $1,250
Wedding Ceremony Only: $600
CELEBRATIONS & CORPORATE EVENTS
For groups of 50 or more, includes full day rental: $1,250
For groups under 50, includes half day rental up to 4 hours: $400
Non-profit meeting rate (for groups under 50): $100 per hour
Additional fees may apply.
Discounts available for New London residents.
Outdoor Locations Only: $125 for 1 hour
Indoor & Outdoor Locations: $200 for 2 hours