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Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House

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Address: , Stonington, CT
Phone Number: 860-535-8445
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Description: Palmer, an early ship captain, was the original inhabitant of this 16-room...
Palmer, an early ship captain, was the original inhabitant of this 16-room Victorian mansion.
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why have we never heard of him before?

Captain Palmer was the man who discovered Antarctica. There was information about his trips and discovery. While this is not spectacular it's definitely worth it if you're in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Adams, Massachusetts
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Adams, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Captain Palmer was the man who discovered Antarctica. There was information about his trips and discovery. While this is not spectacular it's definitely worth it if you're in the area. Combined admission with the Lighthouse Museum.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped here, as it was included in our price to get into the lighthouse museum, but it was well worth the stop. Our tour guide was interesting and informative and we were able to learn about Capt Palmer and the house. If you like history, it is worth the stop and the house itself is interesting, as it was... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Palmer house is a beautiful and historic site, but made all the more interesting to know the story of Captain Palmer, from his blockade running against the British as a teenager during the War of 1812 to his historic sighting of the coast of Antarctica.

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Thorold, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Gorgeous example of mid-nineteenth century upper class living. The house is incredibly well put together and has a great story to tell. Well worth the 45 minutes or so to walk through.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Volunteers gave a a tour, and gave a fascinating overview of the 19th century captain credited with being one of the discovers of the Antarctic. Most of the houses is typical of wealthy Victorian families, but there is a very interesting museum room describing the ships he commanded and his accidental discovery of the Antarctic.

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Long island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you like to see how people lived in years gone by, this is a good example of it. Although there were renovations done to the house, and some of the articles were replications rather than authentic to the house... it was still set up to maintain how life was lived all those years ago. Just large enough to hold... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The house is just BEAUTIFUL! The guide was very knowledgeable and took us all the way to the top of the house which offered a panoramic view of the bay. If you visit the lighthouse, you receive a voucher to visit the house for FREE! The house is in wonderful condition and a little known fact is that Captain Palmer's... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went there while on vacatin in Stonington. It's a great area for breakfast,lunch.or dinner in town. The upkeep on the CNBPalmer house is fabulous and the tour is nice.

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great photo shot here. weather was great kids loved it water was calm ferries passed. Went to ocean beach after.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

The Palmer house was informative. There was a lot of information available but we felt rushed. Not a relaxing time. A missed opportunity for us.

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