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Light House

We were underway on our boat and saw the light house as a beacon ahead. We slowed for pictures then... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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Ledge Lighthouse

The New London Ledge Lighthouse sits at the entrance to the Thames River from the Fisher Island... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
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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 purchased my tickets online and met the tour guides at the Avery Point UConn Campus where we then boarded the project oceanology boat and started our tour to the lighthouse. I personally enjoyed every bit of the tour. Not only learning about the surroundings but also the project oceanology team that was on board had random species of ocean life that they were releasing on our way out. So I was able to learn about some ocean life the lighthouse and also we took a beautiful tour of some of the Thames River. The tour guides were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable it was worth every minute of my time. I've been on tours driving by historical areas but to be able to go out and actually walk around inside take pictures there's nothing like it. I highly recommend it.

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 tell your friends... and come back yourself soon because new exhibits are fabricated and improvements to the building are being made every year. Every tour is different.

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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 ride out there was simple and quick. Lighthouse was Great! It has been restored-Great work done! It is all done by volunteers. Super informative movie that they made and show! Historical Place! Delightful, Informative Staff! Super views! Great for picture taking. And I made it to the very top of the Light House! When leaving they took us on a ride up the river(Thames River) a ways, for more sight seeing. Great Experience!

Thank sthornton2013
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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 LIGHT!. So many people take the Cross Sound Ferry tour that just rides people up to the outside and they think that's our tour. It is not! We are the Ledge Light Foundation and every penny we take in either by donations, memberships, tours or gift shop sales goes back into the lighthouse for our ongoing work of restoration.

Thanks again for visiting!

Marcia, volunteer
Ledge Light Foundation

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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.

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 spectacular than the outside!
Thanks for your review!
Ledge Light Foundation volunteer

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