About Stonington

The Town of Stonington is located in the southeastern corner of Connecticut, bordering Westerly, RI to the east, Long Island Sound to the south, Groton, Ledyard and North Stonington to the west and north. Stonington is the only Connecticut town facing the Atlantic Ocean; Fishers Island and Long Island can be seen on the southwest and Block Island to the southeast. The rocky shoreline has many peninsulas, islands, coves and marshes.

Stonington boasts that increasingly rare and attractive combination of seaside and semi-rural working and living sites. The town, covering 42.7 square miles was settled in 1649 and comprises the Borough of Stonington and villages of Pawcatuck and Mystic.

Stonington has a thriving tourist business, centered in Mystic — most of which is tied to its maritime past. Mystic Village is home to Mystic Seaport– the Museum of America and the Sea and the Mystic Aquarium. The village of Pawcatuck has an historic mill district, in which attractive 19th century mills are either currently being renovated for 21st century uses or are awaiting development.

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Stonington is within two hours or less of major research and transportation centers in Boston, Providence, New Haven, Hartford and New York. Access via I-95 is minutes away. Major airports are located nearby in Groton, Hartford, Providence and Boston. Amtrak trains are located in the Village of Mystic located within the Town of Stonington, New London and Westerly, RI.

To New London: 16 miles
To Providence: 49 miles
To Hartford: 60 miles
To Boston: 97 miles
To New York: 136 miles

Town Hall Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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