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.
The Submarine Force Museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy and maintains the world's finest collection of submarine artifacts.
The museum traces the development of the "Silent Service" from David Bushnell's Turtle to the modern Virginia class submarines.
It is also home to Historic Ship NAUTILUS, open to the public as the first and finest exhibit of its kind in the world, providing an exciting, visible link between yesterday's Submarine Force and the Submarine Force of tomorrow.
Built in 1756, this house has been home to the New London County Historical Society since 1907.
NLCHS collection includes logbooks, manuscripts and business records for whaling firms, the West Indies trade, sealing on Desolation and Heard's Islands, Revolutionary War privateering and the creation of the New London Naval Base (now Submarine Base).
Guided tours of the mansion available. Open year-round.
Nautilus Historic Ship Museumscroll down to Submarine Force Museum
Mystic Seaport -- The Museum of America and the Sea -- is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport houses a collection of more than two million objects.
The Museum also offers educational programs from pre-school through post-graduate, including daily Planetarium programs.
Located in legendary downtown Mystic, the Mystic Arts Center provides fun for the whole family!
Stunning galleries overlooking the Mystic River create a beautiful location for visitors to view pieces from our exclusive permanent collection and purchase unique works of art from changing exhibitions featuring talented local artists.
State-of-the-art studios attract artists of all ages and ability levels to unleash their creativity in fun classes, workshops, and summer art camps featuring new and diverse themes in a variety of media.
The Center also hosts special events and lectures throughout the year.
Open daily from 11-5.
Monte Cristo Cottage
325 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT 06320
Owned and operated by the Eugene O'Neill Theater situated in New London
Boyhood home of Eugene O'Neill and the setting for two of his most notable works: AH Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey Into Night
The only permanent home of O'Neill from his birth in 1888 until 1917 when he began supporting himself as a playwrite
Lyman Allyn Art Museum is a community-based museum located in New London, Connecticut.
Founded in 1932 by Harriet Upson Allyn in memory of her father, Lyman Allyn, the Museum serves the people of Southeastern Connecticut and is free to the residents of New London.
The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status.
Housed in a handsome Neo-Classical building designed by Charles A. Platt, the permanent collection includes over 15,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, with an emphasis on American art from the 18th through 20th centuries.
The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 –5:00 pm, closed Mondays and major holidays.
Motivated by a sense of history, a commitment to excellence in the arts and the need for a revitalized New London and Southeastern Connecticut, a group of community leaders created the Garde Arts Center in 1985 as a non-profit performing arts organization.
Their goal was to save the historic Garde theatre, one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut.
Built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville theatres, the recently restored one-of-a-kind Moroccan interior of the Garde Theatre, along with the new seats and state-of-the-art stage equipment, provide a very audience-friendly theatre venue in a warm and beautiful atmosphere.
Today the Garde is nationally recognized for its unique architecture and multi-faceted programming playing host to Broadway touring shows, opera, dance, music and family theater.
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
front doors made of wooden planks salvaged during the 1830
restoration of Old Ironsides
The 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.
Museum Store featuring maritime history & lighthouse gifts, t-shirts, tote bags, posters and postcards and more.
Hands-on, educational experience for the children in your life.
We engage, encourage and challenge children (of all ages) with exhibits and programs focused on the arts, sciences, safety and health, culture and history.
The museum recently underwent an extensive renovation project and is now reopened with all your old favorites, and much that is new!
New exhibits, a new classroom, newly painted walls with beautiful murals, new programs and even a new ACM reciprocal membership.
Don¹t miss the live critters in our rainforest exhibit, the Health Discovery Center, or Mythical Beasts, Legends & Heroes.
Our Global Village is a hit with youngsters and for the really little ones, check out our new infant and toddler area.
The outdoor garden, X-Play-Nation Park, will delight all ages with its sights and sounds.
Come to the Museum and create at the art table, build in the CAN-STRUCT exhibit, command an authentic, two-person submarine, and enjoy the many exhibits that change regularly for you and your family's enjoyment.
GBHA’s objective is to research and promote the history of Groton Bank and to maintain historical village character.
To accomplish this GBHA publishes information about Groton Bank and sponsors several historical-educational meetings annually.
Enjoy a walking tour and find most of the different architectural styles from the colonial period to the early 20th century displayed in the houses and buildings found in the old village of Groton Bank.
Brochures for the self guided "Historic Groton Bank Walking Tour" are available at various public buildings and some Groton Bank businesses.