The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, legacy of a whaling fortune, graces the hill overlooking the city. It is known as a mini Metropolitan Museum of Art for the breadth of its collection.Learn more.
One River. A Thousand Stories.
Here is just some of what you’ll find . . .
American patriot Nathan Hale taught at the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, where visitors can read some of the moving letters he wrote to friends and family during his short life. Learn more.
The SUBVETS WWII National Memorial East on the riverbank is dedicated to the 3,617 submariners who lost their lives during WWII. It displays the sail of USS Flasher heading out to sea. Learn more.
In colonial times Joshua Hempsted wrote in a diary almost every day of his adult life, a record that is used by scholars worldwide. Learn more.
Like a wedding cake rising out of the Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River in Groton, Ledge Light was built in the Second Empire/Colonial Revival style in 1909 to address an increase in boat traffic around the turn of the century. Learn more.
The house sheltered the wounded after the Battle of Groton Heights. It remains a testament to the family that heroically took a stand here. Learn more.