HOURS: April through December,
Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday),
from 1-5 PM, & by appointment. Closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 5.
January through March: Thursday,
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from 1-5 PM,
or by appointment.
The Custom House is New London's museum of maritime history, established in 1985, and currently the oldest continuously operating custom house in the nation. The classic Greek Revival granite building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Touch an actual piece of history as you enter the Custom House, whose front doors are made of oak planks taken from USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned war ship, during one of her early restorations. Checkout the special exhibits like the Amistad, and stop by for entertainment, educational events, and interesting workshops organized by the New London Maritime.
Visit the museum shop, with its vintage books on nautical topics, and maritime & New London history. We've got nautical matches, cookie cutters, toys, beautiful ribbons, hand-made baskets, whale bottle-cap openers & New London souvenirs, too!
Looking for space to hold a special event? Contact Susan, who will be more than happy to discuss your ideas: 860-447-2501. We can provide catering & logistics help, too.