New London Maritime Society (NLMS) CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM l 150 Bank Street l New London, Connecticut 06320 l 860-447-2501 l email
The Custom House Maritime Museum - your local, independent, community museum - open year-round - telling the stories of New London's waterfront!
two shows on view through July 16, 2017
Lighthouses, Tall Ships, and Submarines:
Maritime Photos from The Day's Photojournalists, by Tim Cook, Dana Jensen, Tim Martin & Sean Elliot.
Stars and Lighthouses - LIS, by David Zapatka
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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In 2013, the US Postal Service made a video about New London Harbor Light. See it HERE.
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New London Maritime Society -- nicely nautical
The work of the New London Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum is made possible by generous grants from The Chester Kitchings Family Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Connecticut Humanities Council, Dominion Foundation, the Bodenwein 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.
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No matter how the wind howls or the sea lashes, we see clear sailing ahead for our work preserving and promoting New London's maritime heritage.
NLMS -- nicely nautical.
THANK YOU! None of what we do at the Custom House would be possible without your support.
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We work every day to preserve our maritime stories.We strive to make learning enjoyable, even fun! And we aspire to have a positive effect on the entire community, for this generation & beyond. We cannot do it without you! Please support New London Maritime Society.
New London Maritime Society
~ totally Thames.
New London Maritime Society is a New London-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Make a donation here on the website or by mail.
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Meetings, weddings, birthdays, retreats.
Thank you to everyone who sailed
aboard the Amistad in MAY!
Our lighthouse boat tours start June 7.
SUNSET BOAT TOURS - 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. Sign up at
We also have FULL MOON TOURS
and day-time New London LIGHTHOUSE TOURS
5.26.17 Never fear, despite a 2nd loss to the NL Planning & Zoning Commission we will continue working to restore public access to historic Harbor Light. Here is the latest article about our efforts to open the lighthouse to YOU!
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
Winter hours: January through March
Thursday-- Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
April through December
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