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The Hempsted Houses

Address: 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: +1 860-443-7949
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Ranked #15 of 19 Attractions in New London
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This landmark property tells the story of three great populations whose paths collided in early New...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This landmark property tells the story of three great populations whose paths collided in early New London. They are the Native Americans who were here from the beginning, the Europeans who arrived in the 1600s, and the Africans who were enslaved and brought here about the same time. The site features two houses. One was built in 1678 by the son of one of New London's first European settlers after the defeat of the Pequots. The other was built in 1759 by a Hempsted descendant. Two enslaved people lived in the older house in the 1700s and very early 1800s. Other residents of the houses have included: -- A Revolutionary War hero of the Battle of Fort Griswold (1781) -- Some of the city's leading abolitionists from the 1840s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011 via mobile

A glimpse of 17th and 18th century america. Neighborhood in transition,not scary but changing for the better but better to drive to than walk.

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