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New London Ledge Light

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Address: New London, CT
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: One of the area's more prominent lighthouses.

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UNIQUE THREE-STORY BRICK LIGHTHOUSE

This was a revisit for me. It was a first visit for my friend. New London and Groton are a lighthouse lover’s dream. There are three lighthouses within a few miles of each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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457 reviews 457 reviews
194 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a revisit for me. It was a first visit for my friend. New London and Groton are a lighthouse lover’s dream. There are three lighthouses within a few miles of each other. As a member of several lighthouse preservation nonprofits, I’m familiar with The New London Ledge Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit created in 1987 for the purpose of... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Ledge Light has been transformed over the past five years. It has gone from an empty building with peeling paint and rubbish to a world class historic site. The building and its spectacular location are so very unique and as an added bonus, there's an Interpretive Center filled with historical information about this local treasure. You'll find almost every room... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This New London history at it's best. If you can see one thing historical this should be it. It can be seen from the city of Groton and New London, and you can get a good look at it if you use the Long Island Ferry.

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Groton, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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

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Waterford, CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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!

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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.

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

A short boat trip out from Avery Point in Groton with Project O and you can roam around this fabulous historic building. My husband and I are thrilled with the changes that have been made to Ledge Lighthouse. They now have an Interpretive Center that includes many rooms with exhibit panels and photographs, a theater that plays the documentary "Ledge... More 

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Storrs, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

My family of 4 took a boat trip to New London Ledge Light. It was absolutely amazing. Filled with history, folklore and even some ghost stories. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who will be in the New London/Groton area. If you are a local and have never made the trip, it is a MUST DO!!!! The boat tours... More 

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