Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
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 Shaw Mansion was a naval headquarters during the revolution, and boasts a priceless collection of documents and artifacts. Learn more.
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.
Garde Arts Center
The Garde Theatre was built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville. Today, the beautifully restored Moroccan interior provides an impressive atmosphere for audiences to enjoy a wide variety of cinematic and theatrical performances. Learn more.
Fort Trumbull was built in 1852. Its ramparts offer spectacular views of the harbor and overviews of the park. It features a world-class visitor center depicting over 225 years of military history. Learn more.
Monte Cristo Cottage
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.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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.
Connecticut College is a private liberal arts college located next door to the Lyman Allyn Museum and across the street from the US Coast Guard Academy.Learn more.