Membership, Giving & Rental
​January through March, we're open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.

April through December, we're open six days a week -- Tuesday through Sunday --  every day except Monday, 1 to 5 PM. We're also open by appointment. Call 860-447-2501.

Address: 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320  860-447-2501

Admission: The Custom House Maritime Museum is always FREE for current members, individuals with current military or USCG cadet ID and children under age 14 (with adult), admission is a $5 suggested donation for all others. Admission is by donation on Sunday.



APRIL
It's the new season! 
We are back open six days a week: Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 PM.

Volunteer WELCOME
Tuesday, April 8, at 1 to 2 PM. FREE
VOLUNTEERS - we will host a Welcome for new volunteers this Tuesday from 1 to 2 PM.
Please stop by and find out about opportunities at the museum & with the lighthouses. Don't be shy, please attend & bring a friend. It's a great way to contribute & we have fun!   at the Custom House.

Jibboom Club #1  - Tuesday, April 21, 1 to 4 PM  
Join Russ & Rob for good conversation, coffee and treats.
There will be a guest speaker. Donation is for refreshments, only.

MAY 
​New London Welcomes the Amistad Special event. FREE
May 1,12:30 PA at Custom House Pier, Waterfront Park, NL

GHOSTS of AMISTAD film
Tuesday May 5, at 7:00 PM, FREE
at Public Library of New London, Community Room
with Marcus Rediker and Lonnie Braxton
This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading 
factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. Co-sponsored by Public Library of New London with New London Maritime Society. 
The film runs 59 minutes, and will be followed by a discussion.


Bob Walser - Songs of Sea and Shore  Concert of Seagoing Musical Traditionsat the Custom House May 13, 2015, 7 PM
at the Custom House.
Tickets are $25, $20 for New London Maritime Society members, $15 for children age 14 and younger. In addition to the concert, wine, coffee and dessert will be served. Go to brownpapertickets.com and enter 'Bob Walser' to reserve your seats, or call 1-800-838-3006.  .  


JUNE
​We anticipate the formal Conveyance of New London Ledge Light will take place in mid-June. New London Maritime Society will receive ownership of the lighthouse from the federal government. Ledge Lighthouse will continue to be managed by the Ledge Light Foundation (as they have done since the 1980s). This means that the three major lighthouses leading into the historic port of New London, Race Rock, Ledge, and Harbor Lights, will be owned by a single, local entity: us!.

Jin Hi Kim Cross-Cultural Music Meditation WorkshopsMonday through Friday, June 22-26, with sessions at 10 to 10:45 AM or 11 to 11:45 AM, $50/weekThis series of five consecutive-day workshops is a bi-cultural exposure to the basic aesthetics and concepts of Asian philosophy, music, and instruments. Through the five sessions, participants gain first-hand experience of the role music plays in meditation and the benefits it offers to develop a calm, focused group experience. Individuals and groups (up to 10) may sign up for the workshops. Find out more and sign up at brownpapertickets.com. Call Susan at 860-447-8700 with questions. 


JULY through OCTOBER 
5th Annual Sentinels on the Sound - New London Lighthouse Celebration
​Details to be announced in mid-April



SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
Race Rock Light, curated by Pierce Rafferty 

Alton Beaudoin & Mystic Knotwork 
A Family of Knotters



PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
a new permanent exhibition

Vintage Dive Helmets on loan from Jay Kane, of Shoreline Diving, and dive historian Ed Uditis. 

One Small Boat by David McCulloch
Our favorite small-boat builder, David McCulloch of Old Lyme, has brought in three of his hand-built boats. The 14-foot paddle canoe, designed by Jon Persson of Essex, weighs 39 pounds. The 12-foot kayak, with a heat-shrunk aircraft dacron cover, is David's own design and weighs just 20 pounds! Are they canoes or kayaks? Read David's answer click >> here.


Montesi Ship Models
On view in our Lower Level Dan Wolverton Ship Model Gallery.




The Custom House Maritime Museum is OPEN all year!
January through March, we're open Thursday through Sunday from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501. 

April through December, museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday), from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501. 

Admission is $5, free for NLMS members and children age 14 and under, and by donation, only, every Sunday! Be sure to visit our Museum Shop for books & gifts with New London maritime & special exhibition themes.
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