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Fast Facts/By The Numbers

These key insights provide a glimpse into the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s journey, mission, and the impact we’re making on our community.

Fast Facts

  • Free and open to the public
  • State-of-the-art simulator virtual reality experiences
  • On-site and in-water United States Coast Guard air and sea assets
  • Interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences
  • USCGC Eagle “America’s Tall Ship” showcased

By the Numbers


museum galleries and exhibits


approximate annual museum visitors

$10 million

estimated annual economic impact


size of the museum

1.3 million

number of passengers who annually travel by ferry between New London and Orient Point, NY

11 million

number of passengers who annually travel between Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor route

2 million

number of travelers who pass through Southeastern Connecticut annually via I-95, located just a half-mile from the Museum


USCG Impact

Defenders of our Nation

19,700 patrols of critical maritime infrastructure conducted annually

Enforcers On the Seas

16 tons of cocaine worth $400 million seized in a single operation

Life Savers Around the Globe

11,219 lives saved during and after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Protectors of the Environment

24 incidents of pollution investigated each day

Champions of Commerce

$8.7 billion in goods and commodities move through Coast Guard waters daily