I heard on CNN that people in Georgia could not wait one more day to return to bowling allies, hair salons, clothing stores, and beaches. We have something even more special here in New London. As we consider the things that we miss during this time, I think of the many things that we have taken for granted – much that may never be the same – and I think of the Custom House Maritime Museum where I have been a volunteer docent for the past three years. As we wait for our lives to return to normal, I look forward to returning to the Museum.
There is no replacement for the wonderful people who have taken part in the many unique programs we provide, including lectures, lighthouse tours, and the recent addition of Open Mic. The community that has been fostered within the Museum is what makes it a priceless gem. Please help us guarantee that we will come back even stronger and continue to be an exciting and integral part of the New London community.

To preserve our local community and history, the Maritime Museum needs your help now more than ever. For this reason, I have donated some of my own tax return and ask that you donate as you are able. Every bit helps. 

--Christina Corcoran
The Briney Bank Border is in bloom with two native Amilancher trees at their full glory, above. That's the Eagle at Fort Trumbull in the distance.

Dolls in the shop, top right and left, gaze out the museum window, waiting for us to return.

The Custom House has a terrific book, gift & toy shop. But we are staying closed for now to help stem the spread of Coronavirus-19.

Also highly contagious
kindness, patience, love, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
Don't wait to catch it.
Be the carrier.

A small way you can help:
Choose New London Maritime Society as your Amazon Smile charity -- every purchase will generate a little goodness for New London's maritime heritage.

A bigger way you can help:
Make an unrestricted donation here .

  • the Custom House Maritime Museum is closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Keep up with updates on our website or NLMS facebook page .


Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320 

Last spring we planted the Briney Bank garden. It's looking terrific! We thank our neighbor Sara Munroe, at Studio 33, & the NL community for raising the funds to kick-start this garden in 2018.
What's Up at the Custom House - April 26, 2020
New London Maritime Society - local friendly a uthentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront
& preserving four historic maritime sites
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, DOCKO, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Veolia Water, City of New London & CDBG

Historian Christina Corcoran, center above, began volunteering at the Custom House in 2018. In addition to working as a docent, Christina gives lighthouse tours, and is a trustee & the NLMS vice president. This winter, Christina started the fun & successful Open Mic events, held the third Thursday of the month until the shut-down.
You can do something extra good with your NLMS membership or membership renewal:
every paid annual membership sponsors two free annual memberships for health care workers, first responders, and grocery store employees.

Please become a member of the New London Maritime Society.
We've raised $500 so far with most donations of $50.

NLMS membership is $35 for one year, $50 for a family

think SPRING!
Support New London Maritime Society with both your Spring & Fall bulb purchases.

Go to Bloomin' Bucks with Brent & Becky's Bulbs and specify 'New London Maritime Society' as your charity.
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Yes, we have shark socks in the MUSEUM SHOP ! $8. We will reopen as soon as it's safe.

  • Keep watch on New London's waterfront 24/7 with our NL HarborCam. We've had over 661,800 views so far! Left, a sunny Saturday in NL.

  • Facebook the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP for gifts with an extra feel good factor -- when you shop with us your purchases support our exhibitions, & educational programs.

  • We're on Instagram! nlmaritime
Find out about the design of New London's 1833 US Custom House in an online exhibition by Brian Rogers.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
The Custom House Maritime Museum is closed until further notice | 860-447-2501