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New London Ledge Light

New London, CT 06320
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I've only seen it from the water

I've only seen this light from the water, but I know tours are available. It is as striking in... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
MNLMOM
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New Haven, Connecticut
Need a boat or a very strong powered lens!!

Glad I had my good camera. It is a ways out. Bring binoculars or a boat! It looks like it is pretty... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
longoverdue
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Rotterdam, New York
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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

Thank MNLMOM
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

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

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

Thank longoverdue
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

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

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.

Thank Ginny M
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

1  Thank CapeCodOne
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited Ledge Light as a bus group from south of Boston in mid-July. Leaving on Project Oceanology's boat at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point, we met many of the enthusiastic volunteer tour guides that are part of the Ledge Light Foundation. The boat...More

1  Thank clevanchy5
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review! On behalf of the volunteers who hosted your group, I'd like to tell you it was our pleasure to welcome you aboard Ledge Light. Please come back soon. We are always updating our exhibits and restoring the...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Actually, I haven't been there since I was stationed here when I was in the Coast Guard. But, you demand a date of visit. It was manned in 1955 and a great place to be stationed...except when the fog came in and the horn started...More

1  Thank c0llegehill
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

So happy to hear from you. The Ledge Light Foundation has been the steward of Ledge Light since the USCG automated the light and stopped manning it in 1987. We now have a museum inside the light as you can see from our Trip Advisor...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

An intriguing beacon of light set just beyond the entrance to the New London harbor, the Ledge Light is an outstanding example of an era in which lighthouses tethered to the land were expanded to include some anchored in the ocean. Its three-storied building coupled...More

Thank jeffl499
LedgeLightFoundation, Manager at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Jeff. I must correct one item, though. The Maritime Society does not run tours to Ledge Light. They own the building and as such are only the landlords. The Ledge Light Foundation runs tours and is responsible for all...More

Reviewed 31 August 2015

If you are boating around the mouth of the Thames River, be sure to take a spin around this lighthouse. It is truly lovely.

Thank cab514
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My daughter and I took the tour to Ledge Lighthouse from Avery Point. This is a great way to spend a summer day. It was a short trip to the lighthouse. Once there the guides give you a brief history and then let you wander...More

1  Thank BMurf
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The Ledge Light is in the harbor at the entry to New London. You need a boat to get there, but tours are occasionally offered by the Maritime Society. Nicely viewed by the Cross Island Sound Ferry Lighthouse viewing cruises.More

1  Thank oompahdave
LedgeLightFoundation, Volunteer at New London Ledge Light, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, but I need to clarify something. The Ledge Light Foundation runs tours to and inside the Interpretive Center at Ledge Light in partnership with Project Oceanology on the UConn campus at Avery Point. The Ledge Light Foundation's volunteers guide the...More

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