The Denison Homestead

300 Years of Mystic, CT History


 SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS are offered from May-October

Contact the Denison Homestead for information about special school activities including…

Be a Denison House Detective: Children discover artifacts from a “Denison Detective list” as they tour the Homestead with a costumed guide.

Digging into our Past: Children participate in an archeological dig, finding true artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries, found on the Homestead land.  Students then categorize and discuss their finds.

Combined House Tour and Archeological Dig: During this 2-hour program, a guide dressed in colonial costume assists children with an archeological dig and a tour of the Denison Homestead. Children learn about the lives of seven generations of Denisons who lived in the Homestead from 1717 through the 1930s. After finding artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries during their digs, children discuss how these artifacts were used in past centuries. This is a wonderful program for school groups and scouts ages 7 – 11.

Student Group Rate – $5/Student.

Teacher/Chaperone – Free*

Additional Adults – $10 each

*One chaperone or teacher receives complimentary admission for every 10 students.



Contact the Denison Homestead to schedule a group field trip for your Cub  Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.  Several Boy Scouts have earned their Eagle Badges at the Homestead and volunteers are welcomed!



Please contact the Denison Homestead for further information about the following workshops and special programs that have been given in the past…


Tea at the Homestead: Call the Homestead to schedule an old-fashioned tea in our 1930s parlor.  Visitors will receive a  guided tour, be served tea, tea sandwiches and a variety of homemade desserts and engage in lovely conversation with our role player.  Gather a group of 12-15 people and contact the Homestead to set up a date.  $25/person 

Bridge, Book Club or Meetings in the Parlor: Does your bridge or book group want to enjoy an historical afternoon at the Homestead? Groups may have a tour, sip tea and enjoy goodies in our lovely parlor. Contact us for more information. A fee is required.




Be an archaeologist for the day and join us in looking for artifacts from 17th – 19th centuries on the grounds at the Denison Homestead.  Tools will be provided along with our archaeological guide.  Great activity for kids and adults. Please call the Homestead at 860-536-9248 for more information.

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