We thank our Friends and Sponsors
John Steffian, Jr., the Maco Family Fund
& our Lighthouse Logo business sponsors
Our year-long Third-Grade Local History Program, a partnership with the New London Public Schools and run by award-winning educator Jody Barthel, annually brings the City's 300 third grade students to visit up-to six local historic sites.
New London Maritime Society (NLMS) CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM l 150 Bank Street l New London, Connecticut 06320 l 860-447-2501 l email
now on view
Bully for Woolies! Victorian Sailors' Stitchery: The Charles B. Moss Sr. & Paula Moss Collection
Kids.Ahoy! -- opening soon
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
from two private collections: Jay Kane and Ed Uditis.
museum's most important artifact may well be the building, itself. Built
in 1833 as New London's U.S Custom House and designed by architect Robert Mills,
it has been the museum's home since 1983. New London's Custom House opened in 1835. It is the longest continuously-operating custom house in the country.
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New London Maritime Society - open year-round
your local, independent, community museum,
telling the stories of New London's waterfront.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
Hours: Wednesday-- Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
Contact: 860.447.2501 email
$7 Admission, Free for NLMS members, children age 14 and younger, USCG cadets, active-duty military & their families.
At the Maritime Museum, you will discover the enormous effect that the maritime world has on our daily lives.
None of what we do at the Custom House would be possible without your support.
The work of the New London Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum is made possible by generous grants from Community Development Bock Grants,the Bodenwn Public Benevolent Foundation, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern CT, Veolia / New London Water Authority, & and by the work of dedicated volunteers, members & friends.
Please support New London Maritime Society - a small, independent, community nonprofit - preserving three lighthouses & telling the stories of the local waterfront.
New London Ledge Lighthouse has a new lens. Come out and see for yourself.
Fun-sized trips take a maximum 6 passengers.
At our May 22 National Maritime Day Luncheon, we unveiled a Lars Thorsen painting -- a gift from Citizens Bank. We were honored to have Ruth and Mike Boucher (above), the artist's granddaughter and great-grandson, attend the event. Thank you to The Day, and to everyone who spoke up or wrote a letter to support our campaign to keep this painting in New London.
Twilight is a magical time to be on the water.
Explore the region's lighthouses -- as the sun sets -- with the one who knows them best.
NEW TOUR: Toast the setting sun from the lantern at Ledge Lighthouse
Dusk on the water is a quiet and still. The Full-Moon lighthouse tour leaves New London as the sun goes down to view our local lighthouses at night, when they were built to be seen.
Full Moon Lighthouse Boat Tours
Our rooftop New London HarborCam is now live with over 91,800 views since July 10. Thanks to our anonymous donor for this exciting transformative gift.