When visiting New London, the traveler will find no time to get bored.   Spring and summer are popular times to visit the New London, CT area to enjoy the pleasant weather where the Thames River meets Long Island Sound.  History abounds, but New London is not just dry, dusty museums.

If you happen to be in September, don't miss Books, Brushes, Jazz & Blue Festival. The festival includes an art show, readings by local writers and music shows hosted by clubs and restaurants. Visitors will listen the best jazz and blue artists as the sun sets on the Historic Waterfront District.

If you are around in Thanksgiving days, stop by Hempstead Houses Museum and learn cooking techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries as cooks roast a turkey, bake muffins and potatoes in traditional ovens.  

The kids will love Spooky tales of Old New England in Halloween time at Hempstead House in October and don't miss the ghost tales told by professional storytellers.

In December celebrate Christmas as New Londoners did in old times. Visitors tour several historical sites such as the Hempstead house, the Shaw Mansion and the Custom House as they learn how Christmas was celebrated from 1730's to 1920's. For details, call Hempstead Museum at (860) 443-7948.