Sunday, September 12, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
City Pier, New London Waterfront Park
Joshua Hempsted began his diary in 1711 as a way to keep track of his many business activities, court sessions, ship traffic, his travels and many other events important to New London or Connecticut. He kept the diary until just before his death in 1758. In its printed form, it is about 700 pages long. The diary has been used to study such diverse subjects as trade with the West Indies, slavery, and the Great Awakening, a period of evangelical Protestant revival. It is also used extensively for genealogical research. This tour will cover some of the diary stories told about activities around the Thames River and other interesting sites along the way.
Presented by Hempsted Houses – Connecticut Landmarks, a TRHP historic partner site.
Departure: TRHP tours leave from City Pier in New London. THRP partner tours – Hempsted Houses and Friends of Fort Griswold – departure locations vary. Check schedule for details.
Confirmation: Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number.
Snacks & Beverages: Feel free to bring snacks and drinks aboard. Alcohol is permitted, but, please, no glass.
Please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi.