Our Community

Located in East Haddam, Connecticut, our schools are part of a supportive community. Explore some of the fascinating history and wonderful activities our area has to offer, and see what makes our community a wonderful place to live!

Local Attractions

Our area is loaded with historic sites that are easy to take for granted. We encourage you to visit some of them and learn their history.

East Haddam Historical Society Museum

Open each weekend from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Historical Society Museum highlights historic photographs of our area, period costumes, and Native American artifacts. Tickets are just $5 for adults. Children under 12 may visit for free.

264 Town Street
East Haddam, CT 06469

Congregational Church

An architectural masterpiece by famed architect Lavius Fillmore, the historic Congregational Church was built in 1794. It features Roman arches, a star-spangled ceiling, hand-blown glass window panes, and enormous wrought iron hinges and locks.

499 Town Street
Little Haddam section
East Haddam, CT 06469

East Haddam Swing Bridge

Our local landmark on Route 82, the East Haddam swing bridge  is one of the longest swing bridges in the world. Built in 1913, it swings out of the way to open the river to recreational and commercial water traffic.

Gillette Castle

Gillette’s castle is said to be modeled after the Normandy fortress of Robert LeDiable, father of William the Conqueror. One of the highest points in the area, the castle offers a spectacular view of the river valley. The castle grounds are now a state park and include hiking trails and picnic facilities. The Castle is open for tours from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for children.

67 River Road
Hadlyme section
East Haddam, CT 06469

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

One of the first one-room schoolhouses in the area, and part of our namesake, the original Nathan Hale Schoolhouse was built in 1750. It sits behind St. Stephen’s church on Route 149 overlooking East Haddam Village and the Connecticut River. During the winter months, eagles often perch in the pines on the schoolhouse grounds.