Research Centers
Frank McGuire Research Library at the Custom House Maritime Museum

  • 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
  • For more information, call us at (860) 447-2501

Indian & Colonial Research Center

  • 39 Main Street, Old Mystic, CT 06372
  • Housed in the 1856 Mystic River National Bank building, the I.C.R.C. was founded in 1965 to house, preserve and make accessible the collections and research material of Eva L. Butler.
  • Research focus is on Colonial American history, Native American topics and genealogy.
  • The I.C.R.C. is on the state of Connecticut's list of authorized genealogical societies, allowing our members to research vital records newer than 100 years old.
  • The I.C.R.C. is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 P.M, year round, and by appointment.
  • For more information, call (860) 536-9771. Our mailing address is PO Box 525, Old Mystic, CT  06372. Or  visit

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center

  • Mashantucket, CT
  • Native American museum and research center
  • Offers an array of engaging experiences for young and old
  • Life- size walk through dioramas, changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures.

Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America & the Sea

  • 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Stonington, CT 06378
  • 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.

New London County Historical Society, Inc. at the Shaw Mansion

  • 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320
  • Founded in 1870
  • Houses a rich collection of historic documents, books, objects, and manuscripts, including one of the largest collections of newspapers in Connecticut.
  • Collection strengths include colonial-period West Indies trade, Revolutionary War privateering, whaling, and 19th-century New London.
  • Large genealogical collection and resources.
Custom House Maritime Museum
Mystic Seaport
Indian & Colonial Research Center
New London County Historical Society
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center