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The Nathan Hale Homestead was home to State Hero Nathan Hale and his family. Built in 1776, it was already the second house to be built on the site. It was owned by Richard Hale, Nathan?s father, who was a thriving livestock farmer. Richard?s 8 sons served in the patriot army and one of which was Captain Nathan Hale. At the age of 21, Nathan was caught as a spy by the British and was hanged in September 1776 with the last words, ?I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.?

After the American Revolution, 3 other sons of Richard died from wounds suffered in the war. The families they left behind decided to move to the family Homestead.

Today, the Nathan Hale Homestead serves as an example of a pristine Georgian-style residence. It was first restored in the 20th century by George Dudley Seymour. Furnished with Hale-family pieces and other period antiques, the property was deeded in 1940 to Connecticut Landmarks.
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