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Address: New London, CT
Phone Number: 8604435281
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One of the area's more prominent lighthouses.

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If you are boating around the mouth of the Thames River, be sure to take a spin around this lighthouse. It is truly lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Simsbury, Connecticut
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you are boating around the mouth of the Thames River, be sure to take a spin around this lighthouse. It is truly lovely.

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S Windsor
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My daughter and I took the tour to Ledge Lighthouse from Avery Point. This is a great way to spend a summer day. It was a short trip to the lighthouse. Once there the guides give you a brief history and then let you wander through the lighthouse. There is a fantastic view at the top. The lighthouse is reported... More 

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Gales Ferry, CT
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268 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Ledge Light is in the harbor at the entry to New London. You need a boat to get there, but tours are occasionally offered by the Maritime Society. Nicely viewed by the Cross Island Sound Ferry Lighthouse viewing cruises.

1 Thank oompahdave
New London, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend several hours. You will get a scenic boat ride and spend time at one of the most interesting museums. You will even have an opportunity to see the ghost of Ernie! There is a gift shop, a fascinating film,and much to learn.

1 Thank nllaw
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After having been given an ornament of this floating lighthouse I wanted to be able to see it in real life time, which I successfully did in June 2014, it's the only floating lighthouse in the world. Apparently it's been restored for visitors to go out and visit it by boat but only at certain times of the year. Connecticut... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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634 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,958 helpful votes
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 

7 Thank Maurene_K
Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

1 Thank Darkcomputerguru
Groton, Connecticut
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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

1 Thank Janet S
Waterford, CT
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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!

1 Thank tlcrnicu

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