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ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery


BUDGET $150,000,000*


The US Coast Guard is undertaking a project to build a National Museum located in New London, Connecticut. Renderings by architects Payette showcase an 80,000-square-foot, five-story, interactive museum. Plans for the museum currently include three main exhibit decks: Safety, Security, and Stewardship. Additionally, there will be a rotating gallery for temporary exhibits. Outside the museum building, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a training vessel for cadets at the Coast Guard Academy, will be docked pier side when not undertaking training exercises. The United States acquired Eagle from Germany following World War II. Funding for the project was boosted in March 2022 when the federal government passed an omnibus bill containing $50 million for the museum. This raises the total federal investment to $70 million. Thus far, the museum association reports $81 million in fundraising towards the estimated $150 million cost of the project. On 19 August 2022, the Coast Guard is formally celebrating the commencement of construction. Later in the year, the project will issue a tender to appoint contractors to undertake exhibition design and fabrication services. This project is slated to open to the public by early 2025. (Updated 16 August 2022)

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National Coast Guard Museum


National Coast Guard Museum

Ferry Street
New London, Connecticut 06320

Craig Schroeder
Development Director
+1 860 443 4200

Mark Walsh
Chief Operating Officer
+1 860 443 4200

Elizabeth Varner
Museum Director
+1 860 443 4200

Drew Forster
Director of Communications
+1 860 443 4200

Wes Pulver
+1 860 443 4200

A/Z Corporation

46 Norwich Westerly Road, P.O. Box 370
North Stonington, CT 06359

+1 800 400 2420

Search, Inc.

55-57 Melville Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

Anna Gibson Holloway
Museum Services Director


290 Congress Street, Fifth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

+1 617 895 1000
Adam Blood

AldrichPears Associates

800 — 1281 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3J7

+1 604 669 7044