Stonington Beach Getaways

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Stonington is located in New London County, which is in southeastern Connecticut. Settled in 1649, Stonington was officially founded in 1665. Throughout colonial times, dedicated townspeople bravely defended Stonington from British naval attacks on two separate occasions. Stonington's image as a picturesque colonial town made it the backdrop for the film Amistad. Also filmed in Stonington was Mystic Pizza (the movie which made Julia Roberts famous), proving that Stonington makes for the perfect setting for New England centuries ago and today.

There are many historic places to visit in Stonington, with a couple of them being the Old Lighthouse Museum and the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House. The Old Lighthouse museum is located in the first government operated lighthouse. It is home to several exhibits, including a special children's room. Nearby is the Captain Nathaniel B Palmer House, home to the explorer who discovered Antarctica. There are exhibits as well as tours of the Victorian home. The admission to enter both attractions is $5 for adults and $3 for children (6-12). For a day of relaxation, a visit to the Stonington Vineyards is the perfect choice. There are free daily tours of the winery, wine tasting, and an art gallery for you to explore. From naval battles to movie scenes, Stonington has everything to keep your New England coastal vacation interesting.

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