Custom House Maritime Museum
Near the ferry terminal, this 1833 building is the oldest operating customhouse in the country, in addition to functioning as a museum....
Done up in a Greek Revival–style replete with a sculpture garden, mural plaza, fountains and a large performance area, this...
Fort Trumbull State Park
The best view of New London is to be had from the enormous Fort Trumbull, which has stood at the mouth of the Thames River since 1839....
Garde Arts Center
The centerpiece of this arts complex is the one-of-a-kind 1472-seat Garde Theater, a former vaudeville house, built in 1926, with a...
Captain Scott's Lobster Dock
The Coast Guard knows a thing or two about the sea, and you'd be remiss if you didn't follow students of its academy to the place for...
11 Hempstead St · interesting places nearby
Hempsted Houses information
Part of a well-laid-out walking tour are two Hempsted Houses, the wood-framed older one (1678) is one of the oldest 17th-century houses in New England and the oldest in New London. It was maintained by the descendants of the original owners until 1937, having survived the burning of New London by Benedict Arnold and the British in 1781.