|Saturday Jul 02, 2022 10:30 AM - Sunday Sep 11, 2022 3:30 PM | $5.00 - $50.00
Explore Inside Ledge Light on the New London Harbor Lighthouse Tour
Tour the area's lighthouses with the one who knows them best. There is every variety of lighthouse within reach of our harbor and the New London Maritime Society owns three of them! View nearby lighthouses and learn their stories, then land at New London Ledge Light and explore inside all the way up to the lantern.
Thanks to a grant from the New London Water Authority, tickets for New London children and their parents are just $5, each. A limited number of ticket scholarships (10 total) are available for New London families for no fee. Please call 860-447-2501 to find out about getting these tickets.
Be aware, landing at Ledge Light demands a little physical dexterity. You don't have to be a Ninja, but you will have to balance on the edge of a boat and step up to reach the platform.
Children must be age 7 or older.
Please make your reservation at least one day in advance of the trip.
-- All visitors must wear appropriate footware: deck shoes or sneakers (no sandals or flip flops).
-- Everyone must sign a waiver of liability before getting onto the boat.
-- We MEET on at the pier behind the New London railroad station. This year we are using the Water Taxi boats for transportation. Thames River Heritage Park boats are not handicapped accessible.
-- All tours are weather dependent. Please be certain to check your email inbox prior to departing for the boat. We will notify you by email if the tour is canceled. The water taxi is a former navy utility boat open-air with no cabin and limited cover. The water temperature might make for a cool ride. It is recommended that passengers dress warmer than usual. Rain gear is recommended if the forecast calls for inclement or windy weather.
-- Food and drink, with the exception of water, are NOT permitted. For safety reasons, NO alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Payments are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.
Ledge Light (1909), along with the New London Harbor Light (est. 1760, current tower 1801) and Race Rock Light Station (1878) at the opening of Long Island Sound to the ocean, create a pathway of beacons leading from the Atlantic to New London. All three lights are now owned by the New London Maritime Society. Ledge Light is preserved by our partner, the Ledge Light Foundation. Monies raised by these tours support restoration of our local lighthouses.
It's all part of our Sentinels on the Sound - New London Lighthouse Summer. Go to our website nlmaritimesociety.org to find out about more events.
floating dock at City Pier,. behind the New London Railroad Station (View)
#1 Waterfront Park
New London, CT 06320
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|