Travelers interested in American History of the last three centuries won't be let down in New London.

Located in old New London, Hempstead House Museums boast one of New England oldest building dated in 1678. You will find memorabilia from the abolitionist movement and the best documented archive of American life in the 18th century as it was recorded by Joshua Hempstead. This museum only opens from mid-May to mid-October , Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 om to 4:00 pm. The Museum offers an extensive calendar of events celebrating the culture and history of the town. For an upcoming events, check New London City Government site at

If interested in martime history, pay a visit to Shawn Perkins Mansion. Located at 11 Blinman Street, the house dates its seafaring interest to the times of the Revolutionary War when it served as a naval office. The museum houses an incredible collection of documents with genealogical information. For details about the museum's calendar of events, stop by the Historical New London County Society's website at:

The museum with the most extensive collection of artifacts, documents and photographs depicting the maritime history of the United States coast is the US Coast Guard Museum. Located at 15 Mohegan Avenue, the visitor will admire from antique steamship models to impressive figureheads from well-known ships.