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“sailing destination”

New London Ledge Light
Ranked #16 of 37 things to do in New London
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Owner description: The Ledge Light Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been responsible for restoration and preservation of Ledge Light for 30 years. In 2014, dedicated volunteers from the Foundation wrote the application to the GSA/NPS for the New London Maritime Society to obtain ownership in an effort to keep Ledge Light in local hands. The Ledge Light Foundation continues its work under this new ownership. The Foundation continues the upkeep, restoration and preservation of Ledge Light maintaining an Interpretive Center within the lighthouse complete with historic and photographic exhibit panels in most rooms, a theater showing a compelling documentary about its history, a furnished keeper's room and a gift shop. Tours run to the lighthouse and visit INSIDE during the summer months in partnership with Project Oceanology using their boat. The tours are run solely by the Ledge Light Foundation and are the only tours that take visitors inside the light. As the Maritime Society owns the building, that's as a landlord only. They have nothing to do with the restoration work which is all-volunteer and done by the Ledge Light Foundation. The Maritime Society is only the landlord. Please direct any inquiries to our website. The Maritime Society knows nothing about the tours or the work done. Visit our website tour page for information about the Foundation and to purchase tickets for tours.
Groton, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“sailing destination”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Whilst the light house has occasional tours, it is always visible leaving the Thames River by boat to Long Island or Fishers Island or just out for a sail. Restored and beautiful entrance to the 19th Century whaling village (now city of) New London

Visited September 2012
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Waterford, CT
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“See this daily!”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

This is the iconic light house of New London. Stories say it is haunted (aren't all lighthouses?) but it is beautiful to sit at our beach and see it out there as well as pass by on our way to Block Island!

Visited October 2012
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Oakdale, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“College field trip”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

The Light House could use some repair and a few coats of paint, but is historically significant to the area. Get there via UCONN Avery Point's Project O.

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Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Beautiful lighthouse!”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you have the chance, definitely take a look at this light house! So beautiful! I love lighthouses and I've gone here a few times & will definitely go back.

Visited July 2012
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Waldorf, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Make plans to go.”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

When we tried to find how to get to the light house, on a Tuesday, we found out the boat on worked Thursday - Saturday, so make plans a head of time to visit.

Visited August 2012
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