The Denison Homestead

300 Years of Mystic, CT History

Programs

ARCHAEOLOGY FAMILY DAYS!!

Come get your hands dirty! Bring the kids and join us in looking for artifacts from 17th – 19th centuries. Tools will be provided. Please call the Homestead at 860-536-9248 for more information.

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS are offered from May-October

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

House Tour: Tour our 1717 manor house with a costumed guide. Discover unique stories of people who lived there, and about life in centuries past.

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 – $5 each

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


SCOUT FIELD TRIPS

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!

 


SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

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: Enjoy yourself and relax before the great hearth in our 1717 Keeping Room. Visitors will receive a guided tour, be served tea, sandwiches and desserts. Engage in lovely conversation with a costumed Role Player. Gather a group of 12-15 people and contact the Homestead to set up a date.  $25/person 

 

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