Stonington Lighthouse Museum Located in Stonington. Stands at the entrance to the harbor of Stonington, Connecticut’s only port facing the Atlantic. The lighthouse was in use from 1840 until 1889 when it was replaced by beacons on the harbor breakwaters. The building is notable because of its fanciful stonework that includes ornamental cornices around the tower. Visitors may climb the 29 steps and a short ladder to reach the top of the tower, which looks over three states. There are also guided walking tours of Stonington Borough in the summer. Open May - October.
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - Includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrooks most celebrated resident. Several concerts, festivals, and other events hosted each year.
Ocean Beach Park - New England's finest sugar sand beach and boardwalk attractions featuring mini golf, kiddie amusement rides, swimming pool and arcade.
Route 169 - Consider everything you know about New England -- spectacular autumn color, historic buildings, charming cities -- and you will have an idea of what you will find on Connecticut Route 169.
Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea - Take part in all three Mystic Seaport adventures - the bustling 19th-century village of tall ships and historic buildings, exhibit galleries brimming with the culture of seafaring lives, and a unique shipyard where the nearly lost art of wooden shipbuilding endures.
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut - An interactive, hands-on, educational opportunity for the children. Don't miss Nursery Rhyme Land for toddlers and Kidsville, an entire kids-size town where young imaginations soar. The Discovery Room and outdoor Garden will delight scientists ages 6 and up. Would-be builders may create wonders in the CAN-STRUCT building exhibit.
Prudence Crandall House Museum - The site of New England's first academy for black girls established by Prudence Crandall, 1833-1834. The Museum, includes three period rooms, changing exhibits on a variety of themes, a small research library available by appointment for in-house study, and a museum gift shop.
Captain Bob's Thimble Island Tours - Tour this fables archipelage, where Captain Kidd hid from his British pursuers. On the boat ride you will hear many, many stories, legends and history on a lively, 45 minute narrated tour.
Windham Textile & History Museum - Museum preserves the textile industry of southern New England . Exhibits include thread factory floor, rooms form a workers' rowhouse, and owner's mansion.
Monster Mini Golf - If you are looking for a unique and fun Mini Golf or Putt Putt Golf experience in the Groton / New London area, then Monster Mini Golf is it! 18 Holes of indoor glow in the dark Monster themed fun for all ages.
Roseland Cottage - Depicts the summer life of a prosperous family in mid 19th-century America. Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, the house provided a seasonal escape from a more formal city existence for Henry Chandler Bowen and his family.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center - Multi-sensory dioramas and exhibits of eastern woodland and Mashantucket Pequot life. Films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, and commissioned works of art and traditional crafts by Native artisans are featured in the exhibits.
Florence Griswold Museum - Here is a collection of important American paintings on the walls of an house -- an architectural treasure itself -- where the artists lived and worked, in a setting much the same today as it was at the turn of the century. Here, too, is the repository of the area's history, collected in the archives and artifacts of the Lyme Historical Society.
Denison Homestead Museum - This historic Denison house, Pequotsepos Manor, was the home for six generations of one American family before it became a museum in 1948. Ann Borodel Denison Gates (affectionately know as "Aunt Annie") established the Denison Society in 1930 for creating an historical museum which tells the story of the Denison family in Mystic.
Christopher Leffingwell House & Museum - One of the finest restored examples of New England Colonial architecture and home of revolutionary patriot, merchant, and industrialist Christopher Leffingwell.
Mystic Aquarium - Explore the new Mystic Aquarium and embark upon an exciting adventure that will take you from shallow sunlit seas to the dark reaches of the deep ocean. A journey that will forever change your view of our ocean planet.
USS Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum - Board the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Museum recounts history of the U.S. Submarine Force. Working periscopes, mini-subs, mini-theaters. Gift shop, picnic area.