Hop aboard our refurbished Navy utility boats for harbor cruises, historic boat tours, and more! Voted Best Historical Experience by Yankee Magazine & Connecticut Magazine, the Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of historic and cultural sites along the Thames River in Groton and New London.Read More
The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of historic and cultural sites along the shores of the Thames River, telling the stories that shaped our nation. Our partner sites are linked by seasonal water taxis, refurbished navy vessels, which transport visitors to three landing sites in New London and Groton.
Harbor cruises and historic boat tours:
Join us for harbor cruises, historic boat tours, happy hour events with local celebrities, walking tours, and more! Show proof of vaccination on the boat and receive half off a harbor cruise. Tickets for harbor cruises can be purchased online or on the boat. Tickets for historic boat tours must be purchased in advance through our website. We are dog, bike, and BYOB friendly.
The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of historic and cultural landmarks in Groton and New London. Visit their individual websites to find more information and hours of operation.
- Avery-Copp House
- Bill Memorial Library
- Ebenezer Avery House
- Fort Griswold State Park
- Fort Trumbull State Park
- Garde Arts Center
- Groton Monument & House Museum
- Hempsted Houses
- Lyman Allyn Art Museum
- Monte Cristo Cottage
- Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
- US SUBVETS WW II National Memorial East
- Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus
Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Groups Welcome, Pet Friendly
Dates of Operation: June 12-September 12.