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New London Ledge Light

New London, CT 06320
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One of the most unusual lighthouses in the world.

If you ever have the chance to get out to the New London Ledge Light you won't regret it. Located... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
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Groton, Connecticut
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Was able to get a good view of this light by boat from the water with the Cross Sound Cruises... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Dean_Amy-2004
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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The Ledge Light Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been responsible for restoration and preservation of Ledge Light for 30 years. In 2014, dedicated volunteers from the Foundation wrote the application to the GSA/NPS for the New London Maritime Society to obtain ownership in an effort to keep Ledge Light in local hands. The Ledge Light Foundation continues its work under this new ownership. The Foundation continues the upkeep, restoration and preservation of Ledge Light maintaining an Interpretive Center within the lighthouse complete with historic and photographic exhibit panels in most rooms, a theater showing a compelling documentary about its history, a furnished keeper's room and a gift shop. Tours run to the lighthouse and visit INSIDE during the summer months in partnership with Project Oceanology using their boat. The tours are run solely by the Ledge Light Foundation and are the only tours that take visitors inside the light. As the Maritime Society owns the building, that's as a landlord only. They have nothing to do with the restoration work which is all-volunteer and done by the Ledge Light Foundation. The Maritime Society is only the landlord. Please direct any inquiries to our website. The Maritime Society knows nothing about the tours or the work done. Visit our website tour page for information about the Foundation and to purchase tickets for tours.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever have the chance to get out to the New London Ledge Light you won't regret it. Located at the mouth of the Thames River in Groton/New London, the views and history are outstanding!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Was able to get a good view of this light by boat from the water with the Cross Sound Cruises. Apparently you can take tours to actually go inside the lighthouse; check current tour offers for more details and what is available for that time.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Living in the New London area I have always wanted to see and explore the ledge light lighthouse. I first saw on Facebook that tours were offered to actually go inside and experience the lighthouse so of course I looked into it right away. I...More

Thank laurie H
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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Laurie, Thank you so much for your rave review of your tour to Ledge Light. As an all-volunteer team of tour guides, we are proud of our knowledge of the lighthouse and surrounding waterfront. Thank you for coming out to see inside Ledge Light. Please...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The New London Ledge Light is a gem and is worth checking out. The history of the lighthouse is fun, too

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Had a great trip to the Groton/NewLondon area! We went on the Ledge Light House Tour. Been meaning to go on this tour for a couple of years and so glad we did. Had a beautiful day for it. Loved every minute of it. Boat...More

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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are all volunteers and love to hear that our work is appreciated. Also, thank you for taking the tour to see inside Ledge Light. We're so happy that you found out you could go INSIDE LEDGE...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

i havent been inside. but i have seen it from the shore.it is very beautiful. it is haunted by a ghost named ernie. they do offer boat tours to the light house, in the summer.More

Thank Kris W
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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Kris, You are absolutely correct on all counts! It's a beautiful, one of a kind lighthouse, it's haunted and the Ledge Light Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for restoration, preservation and public access, runs tours in July, August and September. The inside is even more...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've only seen this light from the water, but I know tours are available. It is as striking in appearance in real life as it is in the photos. Photos can vary greatly depending on the light and angle.More

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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Dear MNLMOM, Thanks for the review! The Ledge Light Foundation does indeed run tours to Ledge Light in the summer season. Our last two tours of the 2016 season are this month. I hope you can get out, if not this year, then hopefully next....More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Glad I had my good camera. It is a ways out. Bring binoculars or a boat! It looks like it is pretty interesting even from a distance.More

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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Dear longoverdue, The Ledge Light Foundation, a non-profit group of volunteers, runs tours to Ledge Lighthouse in the summer months. The tours are 2.5 hours and include the boat ride out and a very interesting tour inside where there is a museum with photographic and...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This tour is wonderful on a beautiful summer or fall day. It is very well organized from the parking to getting tickets. I had no idea there were so many lighthouses in Ct and Rhode Island. Well worth the 2 hours.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

A great, truly informative, and amazing opportunity to visit a unique iconic structure. A short ride on the Project Oceanology boat departing Avery Point in Groton, CT. Our hosts and docents gave us great history of this unique structure and the challenges facing the light...More

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LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Ledge Light. The all-volunteer Ledge Light Foundation is very proud of the work we do and have done in restoring Ledge Light and organizing the public tours. Please come out and visit again. We...More

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Hello! the tour season is over for the year :-( however this year it cost $50 a person but it was well worth it being that it's the only tour that docks at the Lighthouse and lets you walk around the entire thing. keep... More
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