New London County Historical Society

Find New London County Connecticut historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Colchester Historical Society 24 Linwood Avenue Colchester CT 06415 860-537-4230


Lebanon Connecticut Historical Society 856 Trumbull Highway Lebanon CT 06249 860-642-6579

Lee House-East Lyme Historical Society Shore Road East Lyme CT 06357 860-739-6070

Lyme Historical Society 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371 860-434-5542

Mystic River Historical Society 74 High Street Groton CT 06355 860-536-4779

New London County Historical Society 11 Blinman Street New London CT 06320 860-443-1209

Noank Connecticut Historical Society 108 Main Street Groton CT 06340 860-536-3029

Noank Historical Society 17 Sylvan Street Groton CT 06340 860-536-3021

North Stonington Historical Society 1 Wyassup Road North Stonington CT 06359 860-535-9448

Norwich Connecticut Historical Society 307 Main Street Norwich CT 06360 860-886-1776

Old Lyme Historical Society 2 Library Lane Old Lyme CT 06371 860-434-0684

Salem Connecticut Historical Society 270 Hartford Road Salem CT 06420 860-859-3873

Stonington Historical Society 40 Palmer Street Stonington CT 06378 860-535-1131

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.