Colonial Camp Experience at the Nathan Hale Homestead

Coventry, CT – Travel back to the 18th century at Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead for a week of summer fun! Children, ages 8 to 12, have the opportunity to experience a week living as the ten Hale children did over two hundred years ago in the beautiful setting of our State Hero’s birthplace. Participate in a spy mission and learn how codes and cyphers work. Try your hand at candle dipping and tin punching. Learn about the tasks and chores associated with farming, and the crops and animals that were raised on the homestead. Make ice cream for a cool summer treat!

 

Play with games of the past, such as marbles, hoops and graces, 9 Man Morris, and Put & Take – and even make your own Jacob’s ladder. Spend a day in a one room school house where quill pens and slates are the writing implements, create a shadow portrait, and take a scenic hike through the Nathan Hale State Forest. At the end of the week, parents will be treated to a special Hale & Hearty hearth-cooked treat made especially for them by their children.

 

The Colonial Camp runs Monday through Friday, July 22nd to 26th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Participants should bring a hearty lunch and snack each day. The cost per child is $250 for the week, $225 for Connecticut Landmark Members. Please inquire about our multiple child discount. Registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact the Nathan Hale Homestead at 860.742.6917, email hale@ctlandmarks.org, or visit www.ctlandmarks.org/ctlcamps by July 5th.

About the Nathan Hale Homestead

The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, CT 06238 and is open for regular tours from May through October.  For hours or more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; call (860) 742-6917; or email hale@ctlandmarks.org.

 

Nathan Hale Homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family, and is located on the only site he ever called home. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by Connecticut lawyer and philanthropist George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character. 

 

About Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.

 

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