every Saturday & Sunday at 11:45 year-round, or by appointment.

Visit Inside NL Harbor Pequot Light

Sign up today to visit inside NL Harbor Pequot Light. The views at the top are spectacular!​ Harbor Light visits take 40 minutes.

To book a tour for up-to five people, please send us an email. Tours are given every Saturday and Sunday at 11:45, or schedule a custom time during the week.

Tickets are $35, $30 for NLMS members, $25 youth through age 18.

Photo: 19th-c souvenir china cup. NLMS Collection.


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We always start off the new year with a bang at the Custom House!

One hundred and forty five years ago, on January 1, 1879, Race Rock Light Station was first lit. This wonderful granite lighthouse, erected on a mostly submerged ledge at the western end of Fishers Island, was completed after seven years of amazing determination on the part of the engineers and builders, among these New London’s Captain T.A. Scott.

It was a staggering achievement — hip hip, hooray!


We’re online & on Facebook!
  • Watch New London HarborCam, our 24/7 eye on the harbor. It’s a little like Slow TV. NL HarborCam has had 5.1 million views since July 2019!
  • View Online Exhibitions of New London Maritime History from the Custom House Maritime Museum’s Frank L. McGuire Library.
  • Facebook the Custom House SHOP for gifts with an extra feel good factor — when you shop with us your purchases support our exhibitions, & educational programs.

Photo: Model of the Gulf Weed. The original ship was built on the beach at St Martins by Capt. Gumbs, who used the vessel for inter-island shipping and transportation. When he moved to New London, the captain made this model. A relative, Mike Dusant, inherited and restored the model then loaned it to the Custom House Maritime Museum.

  • We’re on Instagram! @nlmaritime.


Photo, below: Sunrise at Harbor Light. Manuel Lizarralde


Happy New Year!



The CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM is open Wed., 1-5 PM, Thurs. 1 to 5 PM, Fri., 1 to 5 PM,

Sat. 1 0 AM to 5 PM, Sun. 1 to 5 PM.

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