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Welcome to The Thames Club

Nestled in the heart of New London, Connecticut, stands a remarkable institution that has weathered the test of time – The Thames Club. Established in the year 1869, this venerable establishment is a living testament to the enduring social vitality and rich history of New London. The club’s inception was not a mere coincidence but a direct result of the city’s burgeoning prosperity as a major port for whaling and commerce. This economic boom led the prominent members of New London to seek a common meeting place, a haven for business discussions and relaxation. Thus, the Thames Club was born.

In its golden era, the Thames Club was a bustling hub of activity, boasting a membership of over 400 individuals. It was the venue of choice for the most prestigious social events in New London, a place where the city’s elite gathered to celebrate and socialize. However, like all private social clubs, the Thames Club’s fortunes were intertwined with the economic times and social spirit of the city that hosted it.

Despite the inevitable ebbs and flows of economic cycles and changing societal norms, the Thames Club has remained a steadfast fixture of New London’s social scene. It has demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability, changing with the times while simultaneously upholding its traditional values. The club has opened its doors to members from all over southeastern Connecticut and beyond, fostering a sense of inclusivity and community.

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