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.With our online itinerary creator, New London attractions like Nathan Hale Schoolhouse can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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.
The Nathan Hale School House in New London is owned and operated by the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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Nathan Hale Schoolhouse reviews
.....the only place, after moving it so many times, was, spitting distance from a concrete garage and amongst the mishmash of this urban blight. Otherwise, it is a cute little one room schoolhouse. more »
It's incredible to see the "graffiti" of Nathan Hale's students -- before the revolutionary war! They scratched their names into walls, desks, just like regular 21st C kids. Everything else about... more »
Very cool to step in the same rooms that Nathan Hale our state hero did in 1774 and 1775.
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