Located in downtown New London, a short walking distance from the City's railroad, bus & ferry transportation hub, the Custom House is open year-round.
?Telling the stories of New London's waterfront, the Custom House Maritime Museum offers lighthouse tours and boat trips, an annual chowda'fest, artifacts relating to local lighthouses, US Customs and the Amistad, along with changing exhibitions and a great Museum Shop.
Once built, the first-ever National Coast Guard Museum will educate, engage and inspire visitors, showing how the men and women of USCG have faithfully served our Nation since 1790 and how they continue to use state-of-the-art technology to protect our waterways, environment, and commerce.
Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”