• Nathan Hale Schoolhouse - New London, Connecticut

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Before he became a spy for the American colonies who was executed by the British at the age of 21, Nathan Hale taught in this little schoolhouse. Famous for his alleged last words, Hale was a revolutionary in more ways than one. Before regular school hours began, he often would teach special sessions for female students, who did not attend during normal class times. This schoolhouse, constructed in 1773, has been moved several times, and now stands two blocks from its original location. It is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who will help who get the most out of your visit.

      If you go:
      Open Wednesday through Sunday, May through October. Free admission. Take the time to stroll through historic downtown New London and, if you come during the summer, catch an outdoor performance by the National Theatre of the Deaf only a couple of blocks from the schoolhouse.


      35 State Street
      New London, Connecticut 06320 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Connecticut Society of the American Revolution
      +1 (860) 873-3399