Join Connecticut Landmarks as it participates in Connecticut’s 14th annual statewide Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on Saturday, June 9th. Travel through four centuries of history with seven Landmark properties!
Along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, explore the rich heritage of: the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem, the Butler-McCook House & Garden and the Isham-Terry House in Hartford, the Buttolph-Williams House in Wethersfield, the Hempsted Houses in New London, the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry and the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden in Suffield.
This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends. To qualify for any Open House Day special, at least one person in each visiting group must show a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
Connecticut Open House Day also includes opportunities to become a Connecticut Ambassador as part of COT’s Ambassador Program, an ongoing initiative designed to cultivate pride among residents in the state’s many diverse historic, arts, tourism and entertainment treasures.
Hours & Admission
· Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 12 – 4 pm, 2-for-1 admission for CT Residents
· Butler-McCook House & Garden, 12 – 4 pm, Free
· Buttolph-Williams House, 10 am – 4 pm, half price admission in partnership with the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
· Hempsted Houses, 12 – 4 pm, Free
· Isham-Terry House, 10 am – 12 pm, 2-for-1 admission for CT Residents
· Nathan Hale Homestead, 12 – 4 pm, Free
· Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, 1 – 4 pm, Free
The Hempsted Houses will be offering additional programming on Open House Day. Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth and highlight the African-American history of the Hempsted Houses and the neighborhood with the New London NAACP and New London’s OIC (Opportunities and Industrialization Center) from 12 to 4 pm. Our Juneteenth Celebration features Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, a dramatic performance of Joan Jackson by storyteller Tammy Denease, non-profit tabling, food provided by the OIC and the New London Lion’s Club, music by Shades of Joy and DJ Frank Lo, a performance by the Lion’s Den Dancers and students from Writer’s Block Ink, games and art activities for families by Expressiones Cultural Center, tours of the houses, and much more.
Stop by any of CTL’s participating museums on Open House Day and receive a $10 discount on a Connecticut Landmarks’ Family Membership (regularly $55) or a $5 discount on an Individual Membership (regularly $40). Join a community of people who find inspiration in our state’s heritage – a CTL Membership is the gateway to exploring CT history and the treasures of Connecticut Landmarks. A CTL Membership offers discounts to programs and special events each season, free admission to all of CTL’s historic properties, and much much more!
For more information on each of Connecticut Landmarks’ unique properties, visit www.ctlandmarks.org.