What’s Up at the Custom House

October 22, 2023

The Custom House is open Wed.– Fri., 1 to 5 PM

Sat. 1 0 AM to 5 PM; & Sun. 1 to 5 PM.

Become a member — sign up today


New Shop items arrive daily. Photo, above: Sparkling sailboat snow-globe. $54.


We love our sponsors – Charter Oak Credit Union – Chelsea Groton Foundation – Community Foundation of Eastern CT – State of CT – CT Humanities – CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts – Eleven+ – Frank Loomis Palmer Fund – General Dynamics/Electric Boat – General Dynamics/Electric Boat – Maco Family Fund – Robinson+Cole – Veolia/NL Water Authority. Thank you!


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

Visit Inside NL Harbor

Pequot Light

Sign up now to visit inside NL Harbor Pequot Light. The views at the top are spectacular!​

Harbor Light visits take 40 minutes. Book a tour for up-to five people: click to sign up online, or email to schedule a custom time during the week.

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

Photo: Visitors last weekend. Estlin Davies-Smith


Please support our effort to

Restore the Door at Harbor Lighthouse.

We now need just $894 to complete the project.

Please help Restore the Door. Work commences Monday!


We’re online & on Facebook!

  • Watch New London HarborCam, our 24/7 eye on the harbor. NL HarborCam has 4.8 million views and 10.7 thousand likes!

Photo: The tugs are at it, again, off Fort Trumbull Thursday afternoon on the NL HarborCam.

  • View Online Exhibitions of New London Maritime History from the Custom House Maritime Museum’s Frank L. McGuire Library.
Photos: New cards in the Shop!
  • 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: Docents Steve and Shiloh Hambey tell the Amistad story. They volunteer at the Custom House every Saturday morning.

  • We’re on Instagram! @nlmaritime.

Photo, below: Nathan Hale students learn about Electric Boat as a part of our New London Local History & Landmarks program in the NL Public Schools. Christina Corcoran.



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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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