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New London’s Historic Waterfront District

This downtown area buzzes with delicious dining experiences, shops, music and art venues. Over 30 eateries populate this 26-block National Register Historic District.

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

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.

Hempsted Houses

In colonial times Joshua Hempsted wrote in a diary almost every day of his adult life, a record that is used by scholars worldwide.

Garde Arts Center

The Garde Theatre was built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville. Today, the beautifully restored Moroccan interior provides an impressive atmosphere for audiences to enjoy a wide variety of cinematic and theatrical performances.

Fort Trumbull State Park

Fort Trumbull was built in 1852. Its ramparts offer spectacular views of the harbor and overviews of the park. It features a world-class visitor center depicting over 225 years of military history.

Monte Cristo Cottage

America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, lived an itinerant life but spent considerable time in his youth here. It is the setting for one of best-known plays, Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

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.

The Pequot Chapel

The Pequot Chapel is a charming Victorian-era chapel built in 1870 in the Carpenter Gothic Revival style. Pequot Chapel is blessed with two stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery is a 76-acre non-sectarian, non-profit burial ground in the city of New London, Connecticut. Cedar Grove was designed as a peaceful haven with park-like natural features.

Old Town Mill

The Old Town Mill was originally built in 1650 by John Winthrop Jr., the founder of New London and later the Governor of Connecticut.

Ye Antientist Burial Ground

Ye Antientist Burial Ground is one of the earliest graveyards in New England and the oldest colonial cemetery in New London County.

New London Black Heritage Trail

New London’s Black Heritage Trail celebrates three centuries of Black strength, resilience, and accomplishment, with fifteen sites exploring prominent and little-known figures.

Shaw Mansion

Built by Captain Nathaniel Shaw beginning in 1756, the Shaw Mansion is home to the New London County Historical Society.

Custom House Maritime Museum

The New London Custom House now stands as a museum covering the city’s maritime history. It is famous for its connection to the slave ship La Amistad.

St. James
Episcopal Church

St. James Episcopal Church stands on the corner of Huntington and Federal Streets in New London, CT. It was built in 1850 of red New Jersey freestone and the Gothic Revival edifice was designed by architect Richard Upjohn. 

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