Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.
ABOUT THIS BOAT TOUR
This 75-minute boat tour departs from City Pier in New London. Please arrive early to allow time for parking and potential traffic. Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your order number. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks abroad, but please know that there is no bathroom on the water taxi. Show proof of vaccination at boat and receive a promo code for a $5 water taxi.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled or rescheduled by the Thames River Heritage Park.
We follow the COVID-19 policies laid out by the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks are welcome, but not required.
In the case that inclement weather causes a boat tour cancellation, you will be informed by email and phone. You may also check the weather delay banner at the top of our home page.