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Address: Pequot Avenue, New London, CT
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White lighthouse typical to the New England coastline.

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Historic, but don't get too close.

Photograph from boat if possible. I have been inside, long climb and good view. Now restricted by neighbors who were not part of the visitation agreement.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
c0llegehill
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New London, Connecticut
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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Photograph from boat if possible. I have been inside, long climb and good view. Now restricted by neighbors who were not part of the visitation agreement.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another visit to New London Harbor Light this summer (2016) to check on its restoration. It is now complete with its tall, white frame thrusting upwards to remind passersby (pedestrians, mariners and motorists) of a remarkable history of guiding boats safely into the harbor. The Light stands on private property near a bend in the road. It is not available... More 

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Now somewhat open to the public. Soon a dock will be set up for those with boats. I look forward to coming back. Now visits need to be planned due to some issues with neighbours.

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Gales Ferry, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Still an active lighthouse, owned by the Maritime Historical Society (along with Ledge Light and Race Rock Light). Recently restored, but limited land access due to squabbles with the privately owned Keepers House. Best viewed from the water.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a revisit for me. It was a first visit for my friend. See my November 2013 review for lighthouse history, stats, and damage from Supertstorm Sandy, plus tips for viewing and photographing this lighthouse that’s on private grounds on Pequot Avenue. The old sign with the unenforceable edict of "NO PHOTOS" has been removed. As a member of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having grown up in New London, I was excited to tour this lighthouse once tours became available through the Custom House Maritime Museum. It's great to climb the lighthouse and see the view! Definitely recommend. The lighthouse is very close to a private residence, so you need to be considerate of their privacy.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The New London Harbor light is the oldest lighthouse in Connecticut, guiding mariners since the 18th century into the New London-Groton harbor. It has gone through a number of changes since being built, but has maintained its majesty as a tall, white beacon to all boats. The light sits on private land so it not available for climbing, although a... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

New London Maritime Society took ownership of this classic octagonal lighthouse in 2010. In 2014, the stone wall and walkway damaged by Superstorm Sandy were rebuilt in beautiful granite; the lighthouse exterior will be restored over the summer. Tours by land inside the lighthouse (119 steps to the lantern) are available by appointment at the Custom House Maritime Museum, which... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

New London Harbor Lighthouse is located on private land on the west side of New London Harbor’s entrance. Views from Pequot Avenue are obstructed. For unobstructed top-to-bottom views, the lighthouse is best seen from a boat on the river. From land, the closest views are from Pequot Avenue along the beaches south of the lighthouse. Distant full-length views are best... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I initially thought I wasn't able to see this lighthouse at all being on private property as it was listed. However a friend & fellow contributor told me it was possible to see it from Pequot Ave even though it's on private property. So I took the drive over. It's not that far from I-95. 10 minutes or less if... More 

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