Topics of interest to visitors are listed in alphabetical order.
Admissions Briefings and Cadet-Led Tours: Held most Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. in Waesche Hall. Access our Admissions events calendar to register for a tour. You must be logged in to register. See Tours below.
Automated Teller Machine (ATM): Located in the main entrance of Johnson Hall and across the hall from the Dry Dock snack bar in the basement of Leamy.
Book Store: Located in Chase Hall. Visitors are welcome to shop for souvenirs. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call (860) 444-8308 for questions.
Cadet Drills (also called Parades or Regimental Reviews): These impressive, formal reviews of cadets in their military dress are held outdoors on certain Fridays at 4 p.m. in fall and spring (weather permitting) and feature precision marching, riflery, music, flags and occasional honorary guests. Call Public Affairs for specific dates. (860) 444-8270.
Chapel: Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Eagle: When in port, the tall ship Eagle is open for tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Call (860) 444-8595 for more information and directions to Coast Guard Station New London.
Food/Dining: Visitors can get breakfast or lunch along with a beautiful waterview while dining at the affordable Dry Dock snack bar in Leamy Hall (open during visiting hours) or can enjoy an upscale cafeteria and classic maritime theme during lunch at the more formal Officer's Club in Yeaton Hall (Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Gift Shop/The Exchange: This large, centrally located campus general store offers a broad variety of goods. Offerings include Coast Guard and Academy branded clothes, souvenirs and marine-themed collectibles. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further questions, call (860) 441-8491.
Lodging: There are several hotels located nearby for public lodging. Military and authorized personnel may stay in guest quarters while at the Academy by calling (860) 444-8664.
U.S. Coast Guard Museum: Spanning the 200-year history of America's premier maritime service, this collection features paintings, medals, ship models, uniforms, figurehead carvings and more. Located on the main floor of Waesche Hall, housed in the same building as the Library and Admissions. Free and open to the public. Valid photo ID is required to get on campus.
Parking: The Coast Guard Academy welcomes visitors and provides clearly marked visitor spaces near the Museum (Waesche Hall) and behind Rolland Hall. Additional visitor parking, if necessary, can be found at the Alumni Center.
Pets: Pets must be on a leash at all times.
Restrooms: Public restrooms are located in Waesche Hall (near the Museum and Admissions Office), and in Leamy Hall adjacent to the Dry Dock snack bar.
Speed Limit: A 15-mph limit is strictly enforced on the Academy grounds. All traffic must yield to personnel marching in formation.
Tours: The Academy is an "open installation." In addition to the cadet-led tours (see Admissions Briefings above), visitors are also welcome to take a self-guided tour daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no admission charge though an ID is required to get on campus. Walking maps are available in the Museum or from Admissions, both located in Waesche Hall on the north end of campus.
Visiting Buses: Buses may drive around the Academy, except the waterfront area, and should unload and park in front of the Visitors Center or Museum.
Visiting Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.