Saturday., September 14
Take our excursion to Fishers Island to view the 2019 exhibitions 'Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933', and 'The English Springer Spaniel on Fishers Island', both curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L.Ferguson Museum. A light lunch will be provided.
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
Waterworks & Beeches: Denny Moers at the Custom House -- October 4 -- December 20, 2019
Kids Ahoy! Tracing the Nautical Influence on Children's Clothing, Toys, and Entertainment
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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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.
Thank you for coming out to New London Ledge Lighthouse. Tours to this lighthouse have ended for the season.
Thanks to your donations, architects Walter Sedovic & Jill Gitthelf, visited Race Rock Lighthouse on Thursday, July 25. Walter and Jill are making an architectural assessment of the building to guide our preservation work. FOX 61 reporter Jim Altman, also along, created a 'Day Trippers' segment on visiting RR. Above, our latest group visited the lighthouse on August 31, 2019. photo: Donna Owens Our rooftop New London HarborCam is now live with over 194,500 views since July 10. Thanks to our anonymous donor for this exciting transformative gift.
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- Autumn update -
Severe summer storms have caused serious new roof leaks at the Custom House. As a result, the US Customs office is temporarily closed to visitors.
Those same storms, however, have allowed our new Briney Bank garden to flourish!
Waterways & Beeches
Denny Moers -- October 4--December 20, 2019
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. If you require accommodations due to a disability please email us to discuss your needs. The request should be provided with enough time to reasonably set up the accommodation. Stay tuned: Channel 3 anchor Mark Zinni's Halloween Eve story on Ledge Light runs Wednesday, October 30 between 4:30 and 6:30 PM. It also will be posted at WFSB.com and on the Channel 3 app.