Nathan Hale Homestead

Constructed in 1776, the home of the family of State Hero, Nathan Hale. House tours will allow students to utilize objects and documents as they examine historical evidence or discover the ways both men and women expressed patriotism during the American Revolution. On a walking tour, they will explore the landscape and the tasks associated with the farm. Tours can be complimented with a variety of activities including making sachets, making fabric out of wool and flax, writing with quill pens and ink, trying spy tools, creating their own shadow portraits, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238. Tolland County. Tel: 860-742-6917. Email: hale@ctlandmarks.org. Website: www.ctlandmarks.org/content/nathan-hale-homestead. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue