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Offers a unique range of cultural, historical, recreational and educational amenities that make it a great place to live and work.

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New London offers  a unique range of cultural, historical, recreational and educational amenities that make it a great place to live and work. Among its borders, visitors will find not only a concentration of historic places, but also an eclectic and diverse community. The city boasts a wonderful waterfront, rich cultural scene, historical sites and great recreational facilities. After more than 350 years of history, this waterfront community continues to thrive with a variety of boutique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, along with a maritime atmosphere surrounded by historic streets of 18th and 19th century buildings. New London will be the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum.

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Facts about New London

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1646.

Named from:

  • Named for London, England. Indian name "Nameaug."

County:

  • New London.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • John Winthrop, Jr.
  • Eugene O'Neill.
  • Captain Nathaniel Shaw.
  • Nathan Hale.
  • Joshua Hempsted.
  • Nathaniel Hempsted.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Ocean Beach Park.
  • Fort Trumbull State Park.
  • The Hempsted Houses.
  • Shaw-Perkins Mansion.
  • United States Custom House & Maritime Museum.
  • Monte Cristo Cottage.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Sentinels on the Sound, July.
  • Sailfest, July.
  • Fish Tales, Tugs & Sails, July.
  • Nimble Arts Summer Circus, August.
  • Caribbean Night Festival, August.
  • Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, September.
  • Connecticut BBQ Fest, September.
  • Fall Food Stroll, October.
  • Halloween Town, October.
  • Harvest Festival, October.

Quality of the town/city:

  • New London offers  a unique range of cultural, historical, recreational and educational amenities that make it a great place to live and work. Among its borders, visitors will find not only a concentration of historic places, but also an eclectic and diverse community. The city boasts a wonderful waterfront, rich cultural scene, historical sites and great recreational facilities. After more than 350 years of history, this waterfront community continues to thrive with a variety of boutique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, along with a maritime atmosphere surrounded by historic streets of 18th and 19th century buildings. New London will be the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum.

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