11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sundays and Mondays*
(Expanded seasonal hours and by appointment)*


239 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
860.443.0344 phone
860-443-0354 fax

Directions from the South:
From I-95, take Exit 83.
At the foot of Exit 83, continue straight for .8 miles to the stop sign at the corner of Huntington & Washington Streets.
Continue straight through intersection which becomes Tilley Street.
At second traffic light, then turn left onto Bank Street. THE GALLERY is just around the corner on the left-hand side. (Note: Bank Street is a one-way from Tilley Street through the State Street.)

Directions from the North:
From I-95, take exit 84 down to the first traffic light, at Crystal Avenue. Continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive. Take a left onto Tilley Street.
At second traffic light, then turn left onto Bank Street. THE GALLERY is just around the corner on the left-hand side. (Note: Bank Street is a one-way from Tilley Street through the State Street.)

Available on the street in front or in the parking lot behind THE GALLERY. To park in the rear, drive past THE GALLERY and make the first left onto Pearl Street. Access the rear parking lot from Pearl Street.

Sample Art



The Gallery at Firehouse Square is the vision of John S. Johnson, a man who spent a lifetime on or near the sea. A native of Mamaroneck, New York, John has lived for over 40 years in Connecticut. A graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics, he started his professional life in the international banking world. John soon gravitated to a family marine hardware business and ultimately became a founding partner of Brewer Yacht Yards in Mamaroneck, NY. A born entrepreneur, John’s long list has a common underlying element: the coastal waters. His current businesses include the Gallery at Firehouse Square and Thames River Properties, New London; the Allen Spool Mill Building, Mystic; Newport Marine Products; JBG Ventures LLC and USA Ltd. Partnership.

John’s civic responsibilities are numerous: Chairman OpSail Connecticut; Treasurer and Board Member, National Coast Guard Museum Association; Port Authority Commissioner –State of Connecticut; Vice Chairman Legislative Affairs CT; Marine Trades Association, and Vice Chairman, Old Lyme Zoning Commission. John resides in Old Lyme with his wife, photographer Diana Atwood Johnson.


The Gallery at Firehouse Square will connect you with its focus on maritime art, with the coastal and inland waters, the ocean, and representational art depicting the splendor of the natural world. The Gallery at Firehouse Square was founded in 2009 as New London’s only gallery offering maritime antiquities and art from the 19th century to the present. It is a treasure trove of maritime history, an artistic collective where emerging artists and art students find the kind of support necessary to showcase their vivid new talents, as well as a space in which to hold a very special event. There is a wide variety of art for sale and so much to see and experience at  The Gallery at Firehouse Square. It is our goal to make art accessible to everyone – young and old, students, Connecticut residents and visitors to New London, boaters and sea lovers, collectors, and more.

From historical maritime artifacts, antique nautical maps, original oils on canvas and board.  We have  original historic sketches to contemporary artworks in a multitude of media, from paintings to sculptures, photography, jewelry, and hand-carved waterfowl decoys.   You are certain to find the perfect piece to add to your own art collection or as a unique gift.

The Gallery at Firehouse Square is comprised of two galleries-within-a-gallery, each with its own distinct personality and flavor.


The works collected in the Firehouse Gallery are an eclectic mix curated by longtime Connecticut resident, John S. Johnson. The collection is comprised of his 40 years of world travels, street fairs, visiting other art galleries, and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The nautically themed works collected in the Gallery greets visitors to the Gallery. They range from detailed paintings from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries of shipyards, military vessels, and ships under both sail and power to sculptures of aquatic life and coastal terrestrial fauna.

If asked to define the underlying theme of his choices, John would likely reference his lifetime on the water. John’s passion for the sea is in part due to being an avid boater along with his entrepreneurial career with strong ties to the maritime industry. Its no surprise that John has a love for a ship’s symmetry and his patriotic feelings the paintings of military vessels engender. Come visit and admire the vast array of maritime art at the Gallery at Firehouse Square soon!


Adjoining THE FIREHOUSE is THE BRICK GALLERY. The Brick Gallery has transformed to an “Assembly of Artists.” We will exhibit a variety of artists concurrently. Brick Gallery now rents wall space in various sizes to interested artists. Its open, airy space, the quality of its light, and the original exposed brick create the perfect backdrop for the exhibition of a wide range of works. The Gallery will continue to have openings and talks so guests can meet the various artists. The Brick Gallery is also available for private engagements. For more information, please contact the Gallery at Firehouse Square. Phone: 860.434.0344 or

The Gallery at Firehouse Square

is located on the Historic

New London Waterfront

Stop by and see

our amazing

collection of maritime

and conventional art

239 Bank Street

New London, CT 06320

860.443.0344 phone