Nathan Hale Schoolhouse New London

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in New London, CT

Address: 19 Atlantic St,New London, CT 06320

Hours: (See Docent Schedule – Open if a Docent Volunteer is listed for that day you wish to visit)
June 1 – August 31
Fri-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

September 7 – September 29
Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 860-334-2858

How to Volunteer as a Docent and view the Docent Schedule

Our state hero, Nathan Hale, taught here in 1774 and 1775, several years after graduating from Yale at the age of eighteen. Hale moved here to take over the Union Grammar School after complaining of the “remote life in the wilderness called Moodus” and leaving East Haddam.

In 1775, Hale enlisted to fight for our independence in the American Revolution, soon after being promoted to the rank of Captain. He was the only soldier to volunteer to spy on the British who had taken control of Long Island when George Washington needed valuable information.

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale’s immortal last words on being hanged as a spy by the British in New York on September 22, 1776.

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