Sleep Inn & Suites
5 King Arthur
Niantic, CT 06357-1212
Phone: (860) 739-1994
Fax: (860) 691-0119
5 King Arthur, Niantic, CT, US, 06357-1212
- Phone: (860) 739-1994
- Fax: (860) 691-0119
Designed in the Greek Revival style of architecture, the Smith-Harris House was a residential home. Currently standing as a museum, it is open to visitors and offers tours of the entire mansion including its surrounding gardens. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it provides free access sans any admission prices.
The present structure of the library is quite modernistic with a geometric facade, when compared to the plain building it was in 1888. Then, it resembled just a big house. Nonetheless, it was and is a source of immense information. Apart from storing books, magazines, publications, it also plays host to many local events. Scrabble Club, Book Readings and other programs take place on a regular basis. Specially designed programs for children are also scheduled. The East Lyme Public Library also gives out several passes for local museums. Check out the website for further details.
Paint your own pottery studio, where everyone is an artist.
Offers transient slips, a ship's store, storage and a certified mechanic.
Parasail up to 1,200 feet above Long Island Sound. All take-offs and landings done from platform located on the boat.
Over 700 acres (283 hectares) of beachfront, marshland and wildlife preserves fill this lovely area of East Lyme along Long Island Sound. Enjoy an afternoon of hiking around and exploring the different terrains of this park. If you prefer the beach, there are lovely sandy beaches to lounge on, build a sandcastle or picnicking. From May through September, you can camp at the park or fish during the appropriate seasons.
This lighthouse is best seen by boat. Tours are available through Project Oceanology.
Two historic buildings namely the Joshua Hempsted House and the Nathaniel Hempsted House make up the now famous Hempstead Houses. Joshua Hempsted House being older is most documented 17th-century house in America. The house was inhabited by Joshua Hempsted right from childhood till his death. The house is thus replete with a rich history that concerns the colonial age and also throws light on the abolitionist movement. The Nathaniel Hempsted House was built in 1758 by Joshua Hempsted for his grandson Nathaniel. The Hempstead Houses is a property of the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society. Normal tours will resume in May 2010; however, tours by appointment are still carried out.
Situated on Hempstead Street, St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church, is an architectural marvel. Sporting a beautiful facade, this church is nestled amidst the beautiful surroundings and is frequented by locals and tourists throughout the year. The spacious hall situated within this church is used for hosting several events like prayers and other religious services. This hall is also ideal for diverse social and cultural events.
If you seek an all rounded education that aims to broaden your horizons and face the event called life, Connecticut College is the place to be. With students coming in from all over the globe, you're sure to benefit from a culturally rich environment which fosters self-development, free thinking and growth. Choose from courses in fields like humanities, the sciences, languages, the arts, social sciences, cultural studies, environmental sciences among others. The institution promotes an all-round approach by encouraging students to partake in extra curricular activities including sporting events and cultural dos. Check website for more details.
Home of America's tall ship USCG Barque Eagle. Beautiful grounds, museum and chapel. Periodic cadet parades. School tours available. U.S. Coast Guard Band offers concerts throughout the year.
Built by Governor John Winthrop, the mill was originally used to grind corn for colonists. The water wheel has been rebuilt and awaits further restoration.