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Visit inside Harbor 'Pequot' Lighthouse, JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2019
Custom House Maritime Museum
New London, CT
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Saturday Aug 03, 2019 12:00 PM - Saturday Nov 16, 2019 3:00 PM | $15.00 - $30.00


Visit inside Harbor 'Pequot' Lighthouse, JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2019
Visit inside the oldest & tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound: New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light.

The New London Maritime Society offers small tours of from 3-to-5 people to visit inside the lighthouse on a scheduled basis -- either Wednesday between 4 and 6 PM or Saturday from 12 noon to six. Tours also may be arranged by request to fit your schedule; email nlharborlight@gmail.com.

From the lantern of New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light, one can see an amazing number of lighthouses--perhaps more than from any other spot on earth, according to the United States Coast Guard.

It's a 119-step climb to the top!

In 2010, the New London Maritime Society assumed stewardship of New London Harbor Light. Established in 1761 under King George III, it was rebuilt in 1801. A 4th order Fresnel lens was added in the mid nineteenth century.

Space is limited.
Children bust be age 8 or older.
Please make your reservation at least 3 hours in advance of the trip.
Everyone must sign a waiver of liability at the museum before going to the lighthouse.
Guest cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

All visitors must wear appropriate footware: deck shoes or sneakers (no sandals or flip flops).

Our tours begin in downtown New London at the the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street.  
New London Harbor Light is a short three mile drive from the Custom House.

New London Harbor Light (est. 1760, current tower 1801), along with Ledge Light (1909), and Race Rock Light Station (1878) at the opening of Long Island Sound to the Atlantic, create a pathway of beacons leading from the Atlantic Ocean to New London. All three lights are now owned by the New London Maritime Society. Monies raised by these tours support restoration of our local lighthouses.    

Suggested contributions are $30 adult, $20 NLMS member, and $15 children ages 8-18. Payments are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation. Questions about donations? email nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.

All tours are weather dependent. Please check your email inbox prior to departing for the museum. We will notify you by email if the tour is canceled.

Food and drink, with the exception of water, is NOT permitted. For safety reasons, NO alcoholic beverages are permitted.


New London Maritime Society believes in our democratic historic sites -- your built them, you maintained them, you own them! The Society offers fun-sized boat trips to visit inside Ledge Lighthouse beginning in June, as well as Sunset and Full-Moon Lighthouse Tours on an intimate 6-person boat (search on this site or go to nlmaritimesociety.org). Charter tours, too, are available for groups of up-to 50 - email nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.

Go to our website nlmaritimesociety.org to learn more.
Visit the Ledge Light Foundation http://ledgelighthouse.org/ to learn about their restoration activities and opportunity for large charter for up-to 50 passengers to visit inside Ledge Light.

See you at the Custom House!
And thank you for your support of our historic lighthouses.


Background: Through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, New London Maritime Society now owns and preserves the three major lighthouses leading from the Atlantic into our historic port of New London: Race Rock, New London Ledge Light, and New London Harbor Light. This stewardship comes with a mandate from the federal government to provide preservation, education, and public access to the lighthouses.
All funds raised from these boat trips go towards lighthouse restoration!

The US Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse lanterns. All three lights are active aids to navigation.

*Be certain to check your email two hours prior to the trip for any last-minute changes or cancellations.*

See you at the Custom House!
And thank you for your support of our historic lighthouses.


Custom House Maritime Museum (View)
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
United States



Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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