New Haven, Mystic, and the Coast

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  • 1. Florence Griswold Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Central to Old Lyme's artistic reputation is this grand late-Georgian-style mansion, which served as a boardinghouse for members of the Lyme...Read More

  • 2. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a large complex 1 mile from Foxwoods, this museum brings to life the history and culture of the Northeastern Woodland tribes in general...Read More

  • 3. Mystic Aquarium

    Zoo/Aquarium

    The famous Arctic Coast exhibit—which holds 800,000 gallons of water, measures 165 feet at its longest point by 85 feet at its widest point...Read More

  • 4. Mystic Seaport

    Museum/Gallery

    The world's largest maritime museum, Mystic Seaport encompasses 37 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits, with more than 1 million artifacts...Read More

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  • 5. Yale Center for British Art

    Museum/Gallery

    Featuring the largest collection of British art outside Britain, the center surveys the development of English art, life, and thought from the...Read More

  • 6. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    Library/Archive

    The collections here include a Gutenberg Bible, illuminated manuscripts, and original Audubon bird prints. The building that houses them is...Read More

  • 7. Block Island Express

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    This ferry service runs May–September, connecting New London and Block Island. ...Read More

  • 8. Bridgeport–Port Jefferson Steamboat Co.

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    From Bridgeport, the Bridgeport–Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. operates year-round. ...Read More

  • 9. Cross Sound Ferry

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    From New London, Cross Sound Ferry operates year-round passenger and car service to and from Orient Point, Long Island in New York. Its high...Read More

  • 10. Foxwoods Resort Casino

    Casino

    Located on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation near Ledyard, Foxwoods is the largest resort casino in North America. The skylighted compound...Read More

  • 11. Ft. Griswold Battlefield State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At this site are the remnants of a Revolutionary War fort whose American defenders were massacred in 1781 by British troops under the command...Read More

  • 12. Lyman Allyn Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a neoclassical building that overlooks both the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the Long Island Sound, this museum was founded in 1932...Read More

  • 13. Mohegan Sun

    Casino

    The Mohegan Tribe, known as the Wolf People, operate this casino west of Ledyard and just south of Norwich, which has more than 300,000 square...Read More

  • 14. New Haven Green

    Plaza/Square

    Bordered on its west side by the Yale campus, the green is a fine example of early urban planning. Village elders set aside the 16-acre plot...Read More

  • 15. Old Lighthouse Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum occupies a lighthouse originally built in 1823 and moved to higher ground 17 years later. Climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular...Read More

  • 16. Peabody Museum of Natural History

    Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 1876, the Peabody houses more than 11 million specimens, making it one of the largest natural history museums in the nation. In addition...Read More

  • 17. Slater Memorial Museum & Converse Art Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    On the grounds of the Norwich Free Academy, this museum houses one of the country's largest collections of Greek, Roman, and Renaissance plaster...Read More

  • 18. Stonington Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    At this small coastal winery, you can browse the works of local artists in the gallery or enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds—the vineyard's...Read More

  • 19. Submarine Force Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus was launched and commissioned in Groton in 1954 and spent her 25-year active career...Read More

  • 20. U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    Educational Institution

    The 100-acre cluster of redbrick buildings you see overlooking the Thames River makes up one of the four U.S. military academies. A museum on...Read More

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