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Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House

Stonington, CT
+1 860-535-8445
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Hidden Gem

The is a great historic house. It has all the stories, photographs and a guide all the way through... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Los Angeles, California
Saturday tour with the family

We arrived at 1:10 PM for a quick tour to find the door closed with a note saying the next tour... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Palmer, an early ship captain, was the original inhabitant of this 16-room Victorian mansion.
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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

Thank saw55
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Volunteers gave a a tour, and gave a fascinating overview of the 19th century captain credited with being one of the discovers of the Antarctic. Most of the houses is typical of wealthy Victorian families, but there is a very interesting museum room describing the...More

2  Thank MarkConnecticut
Reviewed 3 September 2014

If you like to see how people lived in years gone by, this is a good example of it. Although there were renovations done to the house, and some of the articles were replications rather than authentic to the house... it was still set up...More

1  Thank Esoterica10
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