Street Address
299 South St
Coventry, CT 06238
Mailing Address
299 South St
Coventry, CT 06238
phone: 860-742-6917
web: www.ctlandmarks.org
Hours
Memorial Day weekend through October 31
Open for tours Memorial Day weekend through October 31; May, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; June-August, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; September-October, Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. Open on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day, 11 am – 4 pm. Group tours may be scheduled by appointment.
Admissions
Open for tours Memorial Day weekend through October 31; May, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; June-August, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; September-October, Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. Open on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day, 11 am – 4 pm. Group tours may be scheduled by appointment.
Museum Type(s)
Staff

Description

The Nathan Hale Homestead was the home of the family of State Hero, Nathan Hale. Constructed in 1776, the current house is the second dwelling built on the property. Nathan’s father, Richard Hale, was a prosperous livestock farmer and built the house for his large family. Ardent patriots, six of Richard’s eight sons served in the patriot army. One son, Capt. Nathan Hale was caught and hanged as a spy at age 21 by the British in September of 1776. He is famous for his alleged last words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Following the American Revolution, three Hale sons died from wounds received in the war. Their widows and children moved to the family homestead, so that an average of 12-20 people lived in the house at any one time.