• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


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Michael Passero

Thank you for visiting New London's website. As you search through the website, you'll find details about city departments, postings of city meetings, copies of important forms and documents, and information about moving to or visiting New London. Please monitor this website regularly for updates on city affairs.

New London is a diverse, business-friendly community with a rich arts and music scene, ample housing options, fine dining, public parks, and numerous recreational activities. We work diligently to support existing businesses and attract small enterprises and large corporations to our city. Our deep water port offers waterfront access and our intermodal transportation center provides easy transportation by rail, bus, and highway.

If you are interested in living, working, or starting a business here, please contact us.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visitors Information

Welcome to New London where a glorious waterfront, a rich cultural scene, fascinating historic sites and fabulous recreational facilities create just a few of the reasons to visit our community.

Founded in 1646 the city has celebrated over 350 years of history and proudly looks forward to its future. We invite you to visit our unique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, relax on the beach or simply soak up the maritime atmosphere as you take a self-guided walking tour along our historic streets lined with 18th and 19th century buildings.

City Pier during Sailfest

Our newly completed downtown waterfront park provides unprecedented public access opportunities and is the host to a variety of public festivals and celebrations. 

Rediscover New London's downtown Historic Waterfront District!

. . . the NEW LONDON MAIN STREET folks are in the middle of it all!


 Learn more about livingworking and playing in the historic downtown New London Waterfront District!

During your stay in New London get a first hand look at life in colonial times by visiting the Hempstead Houses, tour the Shaw-Perkins Mansion which was the home of Revolutionary War Naval Agent Nathaniel Shaw or schedule an appointment to the Custom House Maritime Museum, a community museum telling--open year-round--telling the stories of New London's waterfront and lighthouses. 

New London is located within minutes of some of Southeastern Connecticut's major visitor destinations and is easily accessible by auto, rail, bus and ferry. Come to New London and experience what a great place the city is to visit.

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