Visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse.
Come on – take the tour! Each visit is set up individually to accommodate your schedule.
photo: You could be here! 2019 drone image by Matt Wunch
Once the tour is scheduled, we meet at the lighthouse, then climb 116 steps to the lantern room — all the while learning about the 260-year history of Harbor Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country and the tallest on Long Island Sound. The views at the top are spectacular!
The visit takes around 45 minutes. Everyone uses hand sanitizer and we all wear masks.
Tours for one Covid pod of up-to four people may be arranged by emailing Suggested donations are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members, & $25 for youth 7-to-18 years old. 
NB: please do not enter the lighthouse property unless you are with a museum representative!

Lighthouse Contest

Let us know how many lighthouses you can see flash at night!
It’s a contest & there’s a prize!
How many lighthouses can you see on a clear night – or morning – on the NL HarborCam? Send your list of lighthouses to
Sunday, April 18, 3 PM

April 2021 Virtual Benefit Concert

Connecticut Early Music Society

& New London Maritime Society

Join us on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 PM for a virtual benefit showcasing the 1814 Thos. Butcher square piano recently donated to the museum. Artistic Director Ian Watson has planned a program of works that are contemporaneous with the instrument and that reflect the venue in which they’ll be performed: the marvelous Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. Many of these pieces will be well known to fans of Patrick O’Brien’s Aubrey/Maturin series. The final duet features in the movie Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe.

Listen to a square piano here!

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