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Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House

Stonington, CT
860-535-8445
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Stonington
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Palmer, an early ship captain, was the original inhabitant of this 16-room Victorian mansion.
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English first
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Norwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It is a beautiful spot! I live in CT and hadn't been there before. Was so glad I went. It's a must see.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

whether you are going for just drinks in the basement bar with the quaint and cozy fireplace or upstairs to enjoy a dinner and the most yummy garlic spread for your bread, you won't be disappointed.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Old mansion from the 1820s, Captain Palmer's claim to fame while on a seal hunt expedition that he was the first to see the Antartic. He is one of three early explorers to make this claim. His home is a well appointed home full of period furnishings. The rooms have high ceilings with beautiful marble fireplaces. I was allowed to... More

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