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“How the middle class lived in the 17th and 18th centuries”
18 Oct 2016
“Excellent small homes”
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...more
So many historic homes focus on wealthier members of a community, but the Hempsted houses show a more "everyday," middle class look at life. Some of the older house has been rebuilt with features (such as the windows) thought to approximate the originals, but you...More
If you like maritime history and can catch a tour here you will learn a great deal. This is two homes from the time period of 1715 to 1800. They have rope making and sometimes a new London historian speaking who is extremely knowledgable.
We had a wonderful experience viewing two of the oldest homes in New London and hearing about the history of the Hempstead family. The tour guide was knowledgeable was kind enough to answer your questions. I would recommend it.
The Hempstead Houses are absolutely amazing and the guides were a wealth of knowledge, even about missing entries from Joshua Hempstead's diary! Step back in time and learn about this family and its environs. Easy parking and a great experience.
Visited several years ago as the Hempsted family here is direct ancestor of my husband. Enjoyed seeing a family tree, and the people couldn't be more helpful. The history was amazing, would return if I'm ever in Nee London again!