The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House

The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House
40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT  06378
Telephone: (860) 535-8445


This 16-room Victorian mansion was built in 1852 by two brothers, Captains Nathaniel Brown Palmer and Alexander Smith Palmer. Majestically sited on a high rise of ground overlooking the upper end of Stonington harbor, "Pine Point" offers sweeping water views in all directions. From its octagonal cupola, the family could identify ships arriving from distant ports.

Once threatened by demolition, this magnificent home was purchased by the Stonington Historical Society in 1994 and is now preserved as a National Historic Landmark.  Memorabilia pertaining to Nathaniel's discovery of Antarctica and the Palmer brothers' adventurous lives is on display, as are family portraits, furnishings and artifacts.



The Captain Palmer House is located at 40 Palmer Street in Stonington, CT.  Take Exit 91 on I-95 from either direction. Turn south on Route 234 (Pequot Trial) 0.4 miles to left turn at North Main Street and proceed 1.5 miles to traffic light at intersection with Route 1. Turn right on Route 1. Turn left at next traffic light onto North Water Street (Route 1A). Immediately across Lambert's Cove bridge, the Captain Palmer House will be on your left. Park in the Woolworth Library parking area next door to house.  

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A portrait of Captain Nat by Samuel Waldo


The Captain Palmer House is located adjacent to the Woolworth Library and Research Center.

40 Palmer Street    Stonington, CT  06378

The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House is open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons.  Guided tours are given at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00pm

Admission to the Old Lighthouse Museum is included in your ticket price:
$10 adults, $6 children
$25 Family Rate
Free to Members  
Group rates are available for groups of ten or more by prior arrangement only. 

Phone: (860) 535-8445
E-mail: director@stoningtonhistory.org

A View from Palmer's Cove