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Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House

Stonington, CT
+1 860-535-8445
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Great tour with teens

The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will tell you everything about everything in the house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
History lesson on a CT. Captain.

Stumbled upon the Capt. Palmer House by chance, after going to the Light House Museum and told are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ksl64
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Palmer, an early ship captain, was the original inhabitant of this 16-room Victorian mansion.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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Stonington, CT
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+1 860-535-8445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will tell you everything about everything in the house filled with history of a Captain who at 21 and on a small boat claims to have found Antarctica and his competitive younger siblings and some of their family who...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon the Capt. Palmer House by chance, after going to the Light House Museum and told are ticket was good for the guided Capt. Palmer House as well. Very well restored old sea captains house, that documents this Captain & his families life in...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The is a great historic house. It has all the stories, photographs and a guide all the way through. Wonderful experience. I learned and got to see how they lived at the time. Period correct furniture and the stories ! Just puts you back in...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1:10 PM for a quick tour to find the door closed with a note saying the next tour started at 2:00. They close the front door at the start of each showing because there is only one staff member on site and...More

2  Thank Humarock_Seth
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

With the admission to the Lighthouse Museum we were able to visit the house. We took the guided tour ands the young lady who gave the tour was very informative. The tour was nice.

2  Thank hpprokop
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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Free access to this museum with paid admission to nearby Lighthouse museum. Had never heard of or known the place existed. Very interesting history of prominent local family. Explorer of Antartica. Well maintained house with period artifacts. Very thorough tour and extremely knowledgable guide. Nice...More

2  Thank Rita S
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Captain Palmer was the man who discovered Antarctica. There was information about his trips and discovery. While this is not spectacular it's definitely worth it if you're in the area. Combined admission with the Lighthouse Museum.

2  Thank Robin L
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

We stopped here, as it was included in our price to get into the lighthouse museum, but it was well worth the stop. Our tour guide was interesting and informative and we were able to learn about Capt Palmer and the house. If you like...More

Thank nutsgoalie
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

The Palmer house is a beautiful and historic site, but made all the more interesting to know the story of Captain Palmer, from his blockade running against the British as a teenager during the War of 1812 to his historic sighting of the coast of...More

1  Thank CMK43
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

Gorgeous example of mid-nineteenth century upper class living. The house is incredibly well put together and has a great story to tell. Well worth the 45 minutes or so to walk through.

Thank Len F
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