Pirates, Privateers, and Rum Runners in Southeastern Connecticut

If you love history and rum, join us on October 24th for a day of socially distanced fun in the Shaw Mansion Garden


Non Member Tickets

Member Tickets

Garden Masque!

The New London County Historical Society and The Real McCoy invite you to participate in Rum, Rum Runners and Rapscallions.  Dress up, learn the history of Pirates, Privateers, and Rum Runners in southeastern Connecticut, and sample fine rums provided by  The Real McCoy.   In addition there will be a signature rum cocktail available for your enjoyment.

Our executive director will discuss Henry Morgan, Thomas Allen, and the Real McCoy, before the tasting.

The NLCHS will be adhering to Covid-19 guidelines for our event, so we only have 80 tickets available. This is a 21 and older event.  Masks are required, costumes are encouraged.  We are hoping to bring in a food truck and are discussing our music options.  Please keep visiting to see updates, or like us on Facebook.

Event Parking
New London has several parking garages and lots within walking distance to the Shaw Mansion, in addition to street parking.

Water Street Garage – 160 Water Street
Winthrop Blvd Garage – 38 Governor Winthrop Blvd
Green Street Parking Lot – 126-160 Green Street
Street parking on Bank, Blinman, Brewer, Tilley, Howard and Reed Streets

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors. Your continued support ensures NLCHS continuation of its mission. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor please visit our Sponsorship page.