Things to see and do - New London
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Home to the US Coast Guard Academy, New London retains its historic ties to the sea. The deep-water port here was a haven for privateers during the Revolution, and made for an active whaling industry in the 19C. Elegant homes built from the profits of whaling, such as the four white Greek Revival mansions in Whale Oil Row, still stand in neighborhoods that have remained residential. Revitalization of the downtown area has included the renovation of several 19C houses on Starr Street, as well as the 19C Union Railroad Station.
Tourist attractions New London : Things to see and do
11 Hempstead St
Built in 1678, the timber-framed Joshua Hempsted House provides a splendid example of 17C American architecture. The walls are insulated with seaweed and pierced with tiny leaded casement windows. Inside, the low-ceilinged rooms contain fine, primiti..
Huntington St. Enter from Hempstead St.
In this old burial ground you'll find many early New England slate tombstones carved with winged angels, skulls and crossbones, geometric patterns and other designs.
325 Pequot Ave
The unpretentious two-story frame dwelling looking out on the Thames was the boyhood summer home of playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953). Now a Registered National Landmark, Monte Cristo Cottage was the setting for O'Neill's two most autobiographica..