Attractions

Top Choice Winery in Stonington

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Housed in a striking 1930s aluminum airport hangar, Saltwater Farm is one of the newest vineyards in Connecticut. Surrounded by tidal marshes and cooled by salty coastal breezes, the Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonn…
Top Choice Arts Center in Stonington

Velvet Mill

This Community Arts Center hosts weekend farmers and flea markets (10am to 1pm Saturday, 1pm to 4pm Sunday) and is a hub for local artists and small businesses, including some locavore food vendors. Be sure to take …
Museum in Stonington

Old Lighthouse Museum

Climb the winding iron staircase of this squat, granite lighthouse for 360-degree views from the lantern room. Afterwards browse the small museum, which recounts unsuccessful British assaults on the harbor during th…
Historic Site in Stonington

Captain Nathaniel Palmer House

The 16-room Captain Nathaniel Palmer House is one of the finest houses in town and the former home of the first American to see the continent of Antarctica (at the tender age of 21, no less). Guided tours operate on…
Park in Stonington

Barn Island Wildlife Management Area

Canoeists, kayakers, hikers and birders come to enjoy over 300 acres of unique salt- and freshwater marshes at Barn Island. Inhabited by hundreds of species of birds, 4 miles of hiking trails snake between placid po…
Winery in Stonington

Jonathan Edwards Winery

This family of New Englanders sought to bring the vinification expertise of the Napa Valley out east. The result is this award-winning winery that offers tastings and complimentary 30-minute tours.
Historic Building in Stonington

Portuguese Holy Ghost Society Building

Built in 1836, the club building of the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society is a reminder of the contributions Portuguese whalers have made to Stonington since they settled in the village in the 19th century. Although the…
Winery in Stonington

Stonington Vineyards

This vineyard offers tastings and tours through the picturesque facility, which has food trucks on-site, on occasion.