|#1 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
New London CT
~0.30 miles from New London city center
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Hempstead House (Castle Gould) is a large estate located in Sands Point, New York (or more specifically, Sands Point Preserve). Measuring 225 ft long, 135 ft (41 m) wide, Hempstead House has 3 floors and contains 40 rooms, punctuated by an 80-foot (24 m) tower. Once construction had completed, the 300-acre (1.2 km2) estate needed 17 house servants and 200 farmers and groundskeepers to maintain its upkeep. Hempstead House in its prime was regarded as one of the most lavish estates to occupy the Gold Coast (North Shore (Long Island).
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Garde Arts Center
New London CT
~0.51 miles from New London city center
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The Garde Arts Center, Inc. (GAC) is a non-profit cultural organization created in 1985 by a regional, volunteer network of leaders in business, arts, education and philanthropy. Their mission was to save and transform the historic Garde theatre, one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut, and create a performing arts center in the heart of downtown New London serving Southeastern Connecticut, a region rich in geographic, economic, ethnic and cultural diversity. Today, The Garde owns and operates a complex of four adjacent buildings in downtown New London, the centerpiece of which is the 1,472-seat Garde Theatre, an historic movie/vaudeville house (1926). Built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville theatres, the recently restored Morocc...
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Hygienic Art Gallery
New London CT
~0.60 miles from New London city center
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Hygienic Art is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut.The Hygienic was built in 1844 by Captain Harris, a member of one of New London's prominent whaling families, as a ship's provision store and crew's quarters. Known then as the Harris building. It was constructed in the Greek Revival style that was the prevailing architectural influence in New London at the time.The city was burned to the ground by British forces under the command of Benedict Arnold in 1786, and was slow to rebuild until the lucrative profits of the whaling trade financed the reconstruction of the waterfront, in the early nineteenth century. As a part of the redevelopment, the grade of Bank Street (referring to the bank of the ri...
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Fort Trumbull State Park
New London CT
~0.67 miles from New London city center
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Fort Trumbull refers to a fort in New London, Connecticut and to a nearby neighborhood.The neighborhood of Fort Trumbull was demolished as part of plan for the economic development of New London. The plan was appealed in a case that reached the US Supreme Court, Kelo v. City of New London.In 1775 Governor Jonathan Trumbull recommended the building of a fortification at the port of New London to protect the seat of the government of Connecticut. Built on a rocky point of land near the mouth of the Thames River on Long Island Sound, the fort was completed in 1777 and named for Governor Trumbull, who served from 1769 to 1784. In 1781 during the American Revolutionary War, the fort was attacked and captured by British forces under the command of Benedict Arnold.
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Monte Cristo Cottage
New London CT
~1.28 miles from New London city center
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Monte Cristo Cottage, also known as Eugene O'Neill Summer House, was the home of the Nobel prize-winning American playwright, Eugene O'Neill.As a child, O'Neill spent his winters traveling with his actor father but spent his summers at this cottage in New London, Connecticut. The cottage was named for the play in which his father starred for many years. O'Neill probably wrote his first two plays here and it is the setting of his play Ah, Wilderness! and his masterpiece Long Day's Journey into Night.The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.The house is owned and operated by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center as a historic house museum. Furnished to appear as it might have for the setting of Long Day's Journey into Night, the house also features exhibits about O'Neill...
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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
New London CT
~1.31 miles from New London city center
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Fort Griswold is an American military base, now decommissioned, in Groton, Connecticut. Named after then Deputy Governor Matthew Griswold, the fort played a key role in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. In tandem with Fort Trumbull on the opposite side of the harbor, Griswold served to defend the port of New London, a supply center for the new Continental Army and a friendly port for Connecticut-sanctioned privateers who preyed on British ships.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
United States Coast Guard Academy (USCG)
New London CT
~1.47 miles from New London city center
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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war.Founded by Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Cutter Service on 4 August 1790, it lays claim to being the United States' oldest continuous seagoing service. As of August 2009, the Coast Guard had approximately 42,000 men and women o...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams St New London CT - 860-443-2545
~1.59 miles from New London city center
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The Lyman Allyn Art Museum was founded in 1932 by Harriet Upson Allyn in memory of her father, Lyman Allyn.Housed in a handsome Neo-Classical building designed by Charles A. Platt, the permanent collection includes over 10,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, with an emphasis on American art from the 18th through 20th centuries. Featured artists include Rembrandt Peale, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, Thomas Cole, Frederick Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt.Also occupying the Museum’s gracious campus is the stone Deshon-Allyn House, a Federal style home built in 1829 by Daniel Deshon, sold to Lyman Allyn, and occupied by various members of the Allyn family, including Harriet. The house has been declared a National Registered Lan...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Connecticut College Arboretum
~2.05 miles from New London city center
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The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
270 Mohegan Ave. New London CT - 860-439-2837
~2.05 miles from New London city center
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Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all over the country and the world. On an arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Millstone Nuclear Power Station
Rope Ferry Road Waterford CT
~2.75 miles from New London city center
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|#12 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Ocean Beach Park
~2.84 miles from New London city center
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U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum
~2.85 miles from New London city center
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The U.S. Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum, located on the Thames River near Groton, Connecticut, USA, is the only submarine museum managed exclusively by the U.S. Navy, which makes it a repository for many special submarine items of national significance, including USS Nautilus (SSN-571).Visitors may take a 30-minute self-guided audio tour of the submarine. In a 2009 visit to the museum, a writer for Connecticut magazine found several veterans of the U.S. submarine force who talked about their experiences while visiting the Nautilus.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
~3.66 miles from New London city center
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You'll see that Crystal Mall is as bright as it sounds when you're shopping at this two level, light and airy mall, filed with 130 of your favorite stores! With anchors like JCPenney, Macy's and Sears you'll no doubt find great deals even before entering the rest of the mall! Mark this mall down as one to bring the kids too; they'll love the awesome play area located on the lower level near Macy's. The play area is complete with interactive games, a library, baby changing station, and plenty of comfortable seating for parents. You can also take the kids to the Build-A-Bear-Workshop where you'll have a memorable time making a stuffed teddy bear together. Before you start shopping, treat yourself to some spa pampering at Regis Salon—you deserve it! Ready to get down to some serious shopp...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
~5.25 miles from New London city center
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Niantic is a census-designated place (CDP) and village in the Town of East Lyme, Connecticut in the United States. The population was 3,085 at the 2000 census.Located on Long Island Sound, Niantic Bay is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, the Niantic Bay Yacht Club organizes sailboat races and the Bay is filled with sailboats. The Niantic Bay Yacht Club is only open to members only though. The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Waterford is visible on the bay's eastern horizon line.Beachgoers may want to seek out the local Rocky Neck State Park, whose mile of beach offers much better views of Long Island Sound, including several offshore islands such as Gardiners Island, Plum Island and the distant tip of Long Island, Orient Point....
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Mystic River Bascule Bridge
~7.08 miles from New London city center
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The Mystic River Bascule Bridge is a bascule bridge, a type of drawbridge with counterweights, that spans the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut in the United States.The bridge was designed by Thomas Ellis Brown of New York (formerly Chief Engineer of Otis Elevator Company) built in 1920 (see historical marker on site) by the J.E. FitzGerald Construction Company of New London, Connecticut and is of the Strauss Heel-trunnion type. It has a movable span width of 85 ft (26 m) and a total length of 218 ft (66 m). It has a movable span weight of 660 tons, with two concrete-filled counterweights, each of 230 tons. It is operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and connects the two halves of Mystic, allowing vehicle and foot traffic on Main Street (33 ft wide) in the center of ...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Mystic Seaport Museum Store
47 Greenmanville Ave Mystic CT - 860-572-0711
~7.36 miles from New London city center
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Mystic Seaport -- The Museum of America and the Sea -- is the nation's leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history first-hand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. Founded in 1929, more than 300,000 people continue to visit Mystic Seaport annually. Membership represents more than 20,000 people from all 50 states and several foreign countries. The volunteer corps consists of more than 1,400 people.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Steamboat Sabino at Mystic Seaport
~7.40 miles from New London city center
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Ride aboard one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation. Half-hour and 90-minute cruises available mid-May through Columbus Day.Over 100 years old, the steamboat Sabino was built in Maine in 1908 for passenger service on the Damariscotta River. Sabino was formally designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992 and now chugs along the scenic Mystic River for your family's enjoyment.Cruises leave from the Sabino dock near our main entrance, weather permitting.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Elizabeth Field (0B8)
Fishers Island NY
~7.78 miles from New London city center
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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 OCTOBER 2009LocationFAA Identifier: 0B8Lat/Long: 41-15-04.7090N / 072-01-53.8010W41-15.078483N / 072-01.896683W41.2513081 / -72.0316114(estimated)Elevation: 9 ft. / 2.7 m (surveyed)Variation: 14W (1980)From city: 8 miles SE of FISHERS ISLAND, NYTime zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)Zip code: 06390Airport OperationsAirport use: Open to the publicSectional chart: NEW YORKControl tower: noARTCC: BOSTON CENTERFSS: BRIDGEPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATIONNOTAMs facility: BDR (NOTAM-D service available)Attendance: MAY-OCT SUN 1000-2000, MAY-OCT MON-THU 0800-1630, MAY-OCT FRI 0800-2000, MAY-OCT SAT 0800-1630, 1 NOV-30 APR/UNATNDD/ARPT ATTENDED MAY-OCT SUN 1000-2000; MON-TUE-WED-THU-SAT 0800-1630; FRI...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic CT - 860-572-5955
~7.82 miles from New London city center
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The Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is an aquarium and oceanography institute in Mystic, Connecticut. The Aquarium is one of only four U.S. facilities nation where people can see Steller sea lions or Northern fur seals. It is also among the first aquariums to attempt artificial insemination on a Beluga Whale. Some other exhibits include a ray touch pool, a penguin exhibit, and a bat cave.The Institute for Exploration features maps, diagrams, and models from Dr. Robert Ballard's explorations of the Black Sea and of the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
120 Pequotsepos Rd Mystic CT - 860-536-9248
~8.24 miles from New London city center
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The Society is charged with the preservation of this historic family home located in Mystic, CT, and with stewardship of the surrounding land—140 acres, part of the original land grant Capt. George Denison was given for service to the early Pequot militia.
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Pequotsepos Nature Center
Po Box 122 Mystic CT - 860-536-1216
~8.27 miles from New London city center
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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is a non-profit environmental education center and wildlife sanctuary in Mystic, CT. DPNC and its adjacent properties consist of over 250 acres and eight miles of walking, hiking and birding trails. The center also offers a natural history museum, live birds of prey, a state-licensed preschool, summer camp programs, and educational programs for all ages
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
~8.28 miles from New London city center
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The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has a natural history museum focusing on native species and habitats found on the 200 acre preserve on which it is located. It conducts programs for all ages, including summer day camp, in-school programs, home school programs and guided walks, paddle trips, and special events throughout the year.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Mohegan Sun Casino
~9.91 miles from New London city center
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Mohegan Sun located in Uncasville, Connecticut is the second largest casino in the United States with 364,000 sq ft (33,800 m2) of gaming space. It is located on 240 acres (97 ha) along the banks of the Thames River. It is at the heart of the scenic foothills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60 percent of the state's tourism is concentrated. It features the Mohegan Sun Arena, home of the state's only major-league professional sports team, the Women's National Basketball Association's Connecticut Sun. It houses a 350-seat Cabaret Theatre, the 300-seat Wolf Den, and 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) of meeting and function room space, including the Northeast’s largest ballroom and 130,000 sq ft (12,000 m2) of retail shopping. It is the home of New London's WMOS FM radio station.The casin...
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Old Mystic Village
~10.40 miles from New London city center
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Mystic Seaport is actually several museums in one. Most fascinating (after the tall ships) is its aspect as a restored or "re-imagined" 19th-century Connecticut shoreline village.Historic buildings from various locations were brought here to the former Greenman Brothers' shipyard and positioned to resemble a living town. You really can get a sense of what it was like to walk through 19th-century Mystic here.Mystic River Scale ModelPerhaps the best place to start is the 1/128th scale model of Mystic, with over 250 tiny buildings bringing to life the town and the Greenman Brothers' shipyard (site of Mystic Seaport) between 1850 and 1870.You can see the clipper ship David Crockett under construction, and all the other details of life at that time. Look for the 50-foot scale mode...
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Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
~11.05 miles from New London city center
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The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art complex housing the archaeology and ethnology collection of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. The largest Native-owned institution of its kind, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center explores the history of the Pequot Indians who have lived in southeastern Connecticut for more than 11,000 years. The permanent exhibit, which begins in the present day, steps back intime 18,000 years to the era when Mashantucket was covered by glacial ice, and then gradually moves forward in time.To visually present these chronological steps on a global scale, The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe contracted Band, Inc. for the design, fabrication and installation of a 75 inch diameter, raised relief Earth model to...
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Foxwoods Resort Casino
~11.50 miles from New London city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
~11.54 miles from New London city center
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Attraction type: Winery, Art galleryActivities: Wine TastingAddress: 523 Taugwonk Road Stonington, CTTel: 860-535-1222
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
~14.41 miles from New London city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in New London|
Orient Point Park
East Marion NY
~17.32 miles from New London city center
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