Visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse.
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Come on – take the tour! Each visit is set up individually to accommodate your schedule.
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photo: You could be here! 2019 drone image by Matt Wunch
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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!
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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 nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com. 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!
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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 nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.
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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.
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Listen to a square piano here!

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Have A Sparkling Day!

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1708 House, Southampton / Bed & Breakfast 

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