New Haven, Mystic, and the Coast

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  • 1. Florence Griswold Museum


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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