New London, Iowa

New London, Iowa

New London, Iowa, nestled along the Skunk River, boasts a rich history dating back to its founding in 1833. Abraham C. Dover came to Henry County, from Illinois, in the fall, and established a claim on the present site of New London. The prospective town was called Dover after its founder. During the Civil War, it served as a vital stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, historical markers and monuments commemorate this significant era.

Tourists can explore the town's historical sites, including the New London Railroad Depot, a pivotal transportation hub. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy parks offering hiking, fishing, and picnicking along the scenic riverbanks.

Downtown New London beckons with its quaint shops, boutiques, and eateries, offering a taste of small-town charm. Nearby attractions include museums, wineries, and outdoor recreational areas, providing ample opportunities for day trips and exploration.

New London invites visitors to immerse themselves in its rich history, scenic beauty, and warm hospitality, promising an authentic and memorable experience.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dover Museum

This 1909 glove factory/Masonic Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two floors of exhibits on local and county history, genealogy, the military, agriculture. Period room from 1930s-1940s home. One-room school.

New London, IA Museums

Deerwood Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
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New London, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near New London, IA

Lee County Speedway

Dirt track auto racing, entertainment....

Old Fort Madison

Watch living history demonstrations and visit with costumed interpreters at this reconstructed military fort on the banks of ...

Morris Memorial Park

Reconstructed pioneer settlement including barn with antique farm machinery, log cabin, schoolhouse, walking trails and fish ...

Underground Railroad

The Donnellson Genealogical Department has documented evidence of the underground railroad passing near Donnellson. Contact t...

Observation Deck

Historic swing span bridge is now a lighted observation deck with picnic tables....