To The Ceremony
New London Map (.jpg file)
From New Haven, New York City and Westward:
Take I-95 North to Exit 82A (Frontage Road). Take Briggs Street Exit off Frontage Road. Turn left on Briggs Street at the traffic light at the top of the exit ramp. Continue on Briggs Street through three traffic lights. You will now be on Mohegan Avenue. The Academy's Main Gate will be on your right immediately after the third traffic light.
From Norwich and Worcester:
Take I-395 South to Exit 78 (Route 32 South). Continue on Route 32 approximately 3 miles. Take exit to I-95 South to New Haven. Turn right onto Briggs Street at stop sign at top of exit ramp. Turn right on Willams Street at next stop sign. Cross bridge and turn left on Mohegan Avenue at first traffic light. The Academy's Main Gate will be on your right.
Take Route 2 South to Route 11 to the end. Turn left to go to Route 85 in Salem. Take Route 85 South to I-95. Get on Route I-95 North for a VERY SHORT 1/4 MILE distance. Exit on Service Road to Briggs Street Exit. Turn left on Briggs Street at the top of the exit ramp. Continue on Briggs Street through three traffic lights. You will now be on Mohegan Avenue. The Academy's Main Gate will be on your right after the third light.
From Providence and Boston:
Take I-95 South to Exit 83 (Frontage Road). Take Briggs Street Exit off Frontage Road. Turn left on Briggs Street at the traffic light at the top of the exit ramp. Continue on Briggs Street through two traffic lights. You will now be on Mohegan Avenue. The Academy's Main Gate will be on your right immediately after the second traffic light.
The Academy is 2 1/2 hours from New York City, 2 1/2 hours from Boston, 1 1/2 hours form Worcester, and 1 hour from Hartford.
Special Academy Traffic Regulations
- The speed limit is 15 mph. Speed bumps and radar are used to enforce the speed limit.
- All vehicles must yield to pedestrians and marching sections.
- Most parking spaces are reserved. Park in spaces marked as open parking or visitor parking.
- All drivers without a valid Coast Guard or DOD sticker on their vehicle must obtain a visitors parking pass at the Main Gate prior to entering the Academy grounds.
Directions to the Griswold Inn, Essex, CT
From 1-95, take Exit 69. Get on Route 9 North to Exit 3. Go left at the end of the ramp, then right at the light onto West Ave. (If you're coming from Hartford or other points north, take Route 9 south to Exit 3, then left at the end of the ramp, go under the overpass and take a left at the light.) Go to a stop sign; then bear right to the bottom of a hill. Continue right at the rotary onto Main Street. The GriswoId Inn will be on your right after about 1/4 mile. Follow the signs for parking, or find a spot on the street.
Orient Point Ferry Schedule
- FRI: Leaves Orient Point on the hour from 9 AM to 9 PM
- SAT: Leaves Orient Point 7, 9, 10, 11AM, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7PM
- SUN: Leaves New London on the hour from 7 AM to 9 PM
Sailing Time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
One way fares: $31 per vehicle includes driver, $9 adult, $4.50 child.
Reservation Information: Reservations for Vehicles only. Vehicle reservations are strongly suggested. When making reservations a pre-paid deposit of $15.00 per auto for each one way reservation is required. We accept VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. All drivers must arrive with their vehicles and have boarding passes in hand at least 30 Minutes in advance or the reservation will be cancelled. Standard size cars, vans, or pickups with car and driver fare pre-paid in full must arrive and have boarding passes in hand 15 minutes in advance or the reservation will be cancelled. Passenger reservations are not necessary unless you are traveling with a large group. Please call (860) 443-5281 for auto reservations.
Directions to New London Ferry Dock
On 95 South - Take exit 84 South for downtown New London. At second light, go left onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance. On 95 North - Take exit 83 for downtown New London. At third light, go left onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance. On 395 South - Take exit 78 to Rte. 32. After the Coast Guard Academy, go left at second light onto Gov. Winthrop Blvd. Go straight over RR tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance.
Directions to Orient Point Ferry Dock
From The West - Take L.I. Expressway East to exit 73, Rte. 58 Approximately 4 and 1/2 miles through traffic circle, then to 3rd light. Take a left onto Rte. 43 (Northville Turnpike). Follow to end. Make a right turn onto Sound Avenue. Go East 27 Miles (Sound Avenue becomes Rte. 48 which then becomes Rte. 25). Ferry is located at the end of Rte. 25. From The South Fork - Follow routes to Sag Harbor. Take Rte. 114 North to Rte. 25 East in Greenport via the Shelter Island Ferries. Follow Rte. 25 East to the end in Orient Point. NOTE: Vehicles with reservations cannot use this route for the 7:00 A.M. departure from Orient Point.
Alternate Route - Rte. 27 West to Rte. 24 West to Rte. 105 North to Rte. 25 East to the end in Orient Point.