Thames River

1 waterfront park

P.o. box 851
new london, CT 06320

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 Guidelines in place, all attractions and discounts may not be available. Please check with individual attractions for most up-to-date information.


10% discount on a $10 Adult Round Trip Ticket with SLE ticket (any kind)




Hop aboard the Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi, directly behind New London Union Station. Once aboard, you’ll visit a collection of national and historic sites along the Groton and New London shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our region and our nation.

Be transported to the spot where in 1781 traitor Benedict Arnold’s men stormed Fort Griswold, a massacre commemorated annually. Or visit the 1678 Hempsted House to see where a widowed father of nine children managed to find time to chronicle daily life in a diary that is now used as a primary source on Colonial America. One River. A Thousand Stories.