The Avery Copp House, built c.1800 on the banks of the Thames River in Groton, CT
Lived in by generation after generation of the same family for 200 years.
Objects and artifacts within tell the story of life in this lively Groton neighborhood from just after the Revolutionary War through the Victorian era, the age of industrialization, mass immigration, the Great Depression, and the years of both World Wars.
Located on three acres of terraced grounds overlooking the river, with Victorian gazebos and a carriage house.
Open May – October; please call (860) 445-1637 for hours.
We are happy to schedule group tours and winter visits by request.
Housed in a handsome, federal-style building, complete with vaulted ceilings, a flying staircase, heart-of-pine floors, and front doors made of wooden planks salvaged during the 1830 restoration of Old Ironsides, the Custom House Maritime Museum tells the story about New London's three century long connection to the sea through exhibits, educational programs, a Maritime Lecture Series, and the Frank McGuire Maritime Research Library. As a bonus, the government still maintains an active Customs Office on the top floor, making this Custom House, built in 1833 by Robert Mills, the oldest continuously operating Custom House in America. Maritime history & lighthouse gifts and postcards available in our Museum Store.
The Florence Griswold Museum encompasses eleven acres along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Connecticut. In addition to the recently renovated 1817 Griswold House, where the artists of the Lyme Art Colony lived, the Museum features a modern riverfront gallery, education center, historic gardens, and a restored artist studio.
The Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, exit 70 off I-95
It is open year round Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors & students, $4 for children 6 to 12, & free to children under 6.
For additional information contact the Museum at 860-434-5542