Town History

Smith Harris House

Thomas Lee House

Thomas Lee House

The original circa 1660 dwelling consisted of a timber frame erected on six 2-story wall posts, enclosing a ground floor with the Judgement Hall below and the Chamber above.

Memorial Day Weekend: Flea Market

The East Lyme Historical Society will be holding its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm. The Flea Market will take place on the grounds of the Thomas Lee House West Main St Niantic. Vendors from throughout the state will be bringing their collectibles, antiques and crafts, so be sure to stop by and see what they have.

For more information on the market and the Historical Society please visit

The Samuel Smith House is an outstanding example of a simple colonial-era farmhouse in East Lyme, Connecticut. It is unique in that it has been lovingly maintained and restored with accuracy to its beginning in 1685, with two additions constructed in 1735 and 1812.

Little Boston School House

The school and its surrounding neighborhood were given the name “Little Boston” because the quality of the education was considered to be comparable to that of Boston.