Today is Wednesday, November 29, 2023 The Water Taxi is not running.
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES on the THAMES - Holiday Open Houses, Santa Visits, Menorah Lighting, Nutcracker Ballet, Lessons and Carols, Shopping with Santa and more!

Together, we can make the heritage and culture of the Thames River region vivid and relevant to all by connecting people, communities,  institutions, sites, and stories to the historic waterfront and natural landscape of the river. We hope you will join us this year with a gift to Thames River Heritage Park.

In just a few years, Thames River Heritage Park has expanded its program from a water taxi ride linking historic partner sites along the river to include a host of historic land and boat tours. In 2018 we had 6,600 passengers enjoy a ride on our water taxi, visiting sites, dining or just getting out on the water. That number grew to over 11,000 in 2019.

The program expansion continued in 2021 with the Park hosting 60+ narrated boat tours on the history and heritage of the Thames. In 2022 the Park added a monthly lecture series and introduced the Thames River Heritage Park Docent Academy – a 10-week training program  for present and prospective volunteer guides.

As we look to the future with a vision of connecting more people – our local residents and tourists who visit our region – to the historic sites within the Park and the rich history of our area, here are some of the additional opportunities you can help bring to life:

  • A new boat route (and boat) to the Submarine Force Museum/USS Nautilus
  • New historically-themed boat tours
  • More programs with our historic partner sites to tell the stories of our nation

With your support, we’re making our culture and heritage relevant and accessible to all. But it’s just the beginning. We invite you to become part of our growth and expansion by making a donation today.

Your gift — no matter the amount — will be warmly welcomed and will make an immediate impact.

Please consider giving today by selecting one of the donation levels below or mail a check made out to the Park to:
1 Waterfront Park
PO Box 851
New London, CT 06320.

Join these donors in supporting the Park. 

You can also support the mission of the Thames River Heritage Park by becoming a member.