• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.



New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

General Information

Located midway between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City and situated on the shores of both the Thames River and Long Island Sound, the City of New London is a wonderful community in which to live, visit and do business. Our historic downtown combines waterfront beauty with artistic charm.  Galleries, restaurants and a lively music scene provide a wealth of entertainment. 

Annual events include Sailfest, the Caribbean Festival and the Independent Arts and Music festival.


IAM Festival

The City is in a period of significant economic revitalization. The National Coast Guard Museum, expected to bring in hundreds of thousand visitors each year, will be locating in the heart of our downtown. A mixed use development project with a supermarket and apartments is proposed to break ground in 2014. City Flats, an innovative project which will restore and preserve historic homes while converting them into condominiums, is underway. Members of the Hodges Square Village Association, in conjunction with New London Landmarks, are revitalizing their neighborhood with a farmers market and planned streetscape improvements.

Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the National Coast Guard Museum

New London is a historic whaling port, a center of higher learning, and a multi modal transportation center. Most importantly, we are home to a diverse and friendly population. Whether you are thinking of visiting, investing in, or relocating to New London, we're happy to welcome you. 



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