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  • 1 Hempsted Houses Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    11 Hempstead St

    Built in 1678, the timber-framed Joshua Hempsted House provides a splendid example of 17C American architecture. The walls are insulated with seaweed and pierced with tiny leaded casement windows. Inside, the low-ceilinged rooms contain fine, primiti..

  • 2 Ye Towne's Antientest Burial Place

    Religious buildings

    Huntington St. Enter from Hempstead St.

    In this old burial ground you'll find many early New England slate tombstones carved with winged angels, skulls and crossbones, geometric patterns and other designs.

  • 3 Coast Guard Museum

    Museums and art

    15 Mohegan Ave

    The museum's exhibits recount the history of the Coast Guard.

  • 4 Connecticut College Arboretum

    Nature and gardens

    Williams St.

    This 750-acre preserve consists of three major plant collections. Covering 20 acres, the Native Plant Collection features shrubs, trees and wildflowers indigenous to eastern North America. The main trail (2mi) circles a marsh; two optional loops lead..

  • 5 Monte Cristo Cottage

    Museums and art

    325 Pequot Ave

    The unpretentious two-story frame dwelling looking out on the Thames was the boyhood summer home of playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953). Now a Registered National Landmark, Monte Cristo Cottage was the setting for O'Neill's two most autobiographica..

  • 6 United States Coast Guard Academy

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    15 Mohegan Ave

    A four-year military college that trains officers for the Coast Guard, the academy began in 1876 when the schooner Dobbin was chosen to serve as a floating training school to prepare cadets for the Revenue Marine (which later evolved into the Coast G..

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