In colonial times Joshua Hempsted wrote in a diary almost every day of his adult life, a record that is used by scholars worldwide. Learn more.
One River. A Thousand Stories.
Here is just some of what you’ll find . . .
A Victorianized colonial home furnished with what the original inhabitants used daily. Enjoy tours by costumed guides. Learn more.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, legacy of a whaling fortune, graces the hill overlooking the city. It is known as a mini Metropolitan Museum of Art for the breadth of its collection.Learn more.
America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, lived an itinerant life but spent considerable time in his youth here. It is the setting for one of best-known plays, Long Day’s Journey into Night. Learn more.
American patriot Nathan Hale taught at the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, where visitors can read some of the moving letters he wrote to friends and family during his short life. Learn more.
The SUBVETS WWII National Memorial East on the riverbank is dedicated to the 3,617 submariners who lost their lives during WWII. It displays the sail of USS Flasher heading out to sea. Learn more.