Heritage Sites Connected by Water Taxi Starting in June
The Thames River Heritage Park is not a conventional park with fixed borders. Instead, it’s a framework that draws together heritage and contemporary sites, neighborhoods, commercial districts and institutions on both sides of the river. The park offers four anchor sites connected by water taxi: Fort Trumbull, Fort Griswold, The Submarine Force Museum and Coast Guard Museum, scheduled to open in 2018. Here are just a few of the many cultural attractions you can explore during a visit to the Thames River Heritage Park: New London Historic Waterfront District, Whale Oil Row and Ledge Lighthouse in Groton!
The water taxi which begins on mid June operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only website here. There are three water taxi stops – in New London, at City Pier (home of Mystic Whaler Cruises featuring lobster excursions) in the Historic Waterfront District and at Fort Trumbull, or in the City of Groton, at Fort Street. The water taxi runs in a loop from 10 AM to 9 PM!
Why we love it: The water taxi offers a fun way to get from one side of the river to the other! Plus, the taxis are actually military boats that tie-in well with the park’s theme.