Pirate Day coming to Hempsted Houses in New London

New London — Connecticut Landmarks will host Pirate Day at the Hempsted Houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 29. The Hempsted family had connections to pirates and privateers that once sailed Long Island Sound and strolled the streets of New London.

The Crew of the Raven, will share pirate stories and display gear. Those who attend can make pirate bead hair accessories, purchase items from Big Bear Trading Company and build their own toy boat and then set it afloat.

The can also learn about the rope making trade, participate in a pirate scavenger hunt and tour the Hempsted Houses to hear tales of New London’s maritime past. The cost is $5 per person.

The Hempsted Houses are located at 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT. The site is open for tours May through October. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; email hempsted@ctlandmarks.org; or call (860) 443-7949.



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