Concept art rendering of the future atrium at the National Coast Guard Museum. This displays visitors on a spiral staircase with views of some of the museum decks and main windows in the background.

Contact Us

The National Coast Guard Museum is coming to the Historic Downtown Waterfront of Thames River in New London, CT 06320.


Please note that work hours for the majority of Museum staff are from 8:00 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday.

Contact Directory

  • If you have general questions about the museum, please send us an email at with a subject line of your choice.

  • If you are interested in donating artifacts to the museum, please visit “Donate an Artifact” or send us an email at with the subject line “Artifact Donations.”

  • If you are searching for volunteering opportunities at the museum please visit “Volunteer” or send us an email at with the subject line “Volunteering.”

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Adm. Linda Fagan speaks at a podium, flanked by seated lawmakers and museum officials, to an outdoor gathering of guests for the keel-laying ceremony.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty