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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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Address: 57 Fort St, Groton, CT
Phone Number: 860 449 6877
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American Revolution History

Ruins from massacre at Fort Grumwold due to battle with British (stemming from Benedict Arnold treason) -- small museum nearby details history, esp. on life, betrayal, and after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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New Britain, Connecticut
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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ruins from massacre at Fort Grumwold due to battle with British (stemming from Benedict Arnold treason) -- small museum nearby details history, esp. on life, betrayal, and after of Benedict Arnold and his family; also includes details on family life. Fort ruins include some smaller buildings, as well as Avery House which houses wounded soldiers (with tour guide). Monument nearby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stopped here on a whim on my way home from Mystic and was SO glad I did! I walked to the top of the monument and the views were spectacular. The stairs are narrow and spiral to the top, but it is worth the climb.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went to the fort to check it off my list of 14 scenic views to see in Connecticut in 2015. The monument has 166 steps, and the stairs are very tight. Be aware of that. We had a nice walk through all of the grounds of the fort. It is a pretty place, overlooking the Thames River. I had... More 

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Mystic Country, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Fort Griswold in Groton is always a nice place to visit. Sit and relax, read a book. Take a walk, take in the view. We recently discovered that an Eagle scout did a project that has you looking for clues from Eastern Point Beach to Fort Griswold and the river, letter boxing. Fun for any age! And great exercise! Find... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

ok, a disclaimer. I love American history and enjoy the opportunity to visit places like this. As you walk the grounds, where our ancestors gave their lives fighting for our nation, well it is very special. The grounds are hilly and grass covered, it is a bit of a hike going down to the turrets, more so coming back up.... More 

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North Shore, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park was an interesting stop on a recent trip to the Connecticut coast. We enjoyed exploring the remains of this Revolutionary War fort and found that the interpretive signs helped us better understand its history as we walked along the earthworks and through old tunnels. The views of the Thames and New London were excellent, but... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved visiting Fort Griswold. It's not big, and there's not a lot of information, but it was really great to walk where a Revolutionary War battle was fought. There a beautiful views of the Thames river. We went on a Sunday, so the little info center wasn't open. It's free, but there isn't much parking (just on the road)... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with how neat this historic site was. It's a nice little spot to check out some of CT's revolutionary history. I really liked the experience of walking the Covered Pathway that is still intact from the top of the fort down to the old base of the fort. It was neat step back in time. It's... More 

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Perfect on a warm day, Fort Griswold is an excellent spot to bring a bite to eat or stop by to learn and walk in the footsteps of the past.

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Norwalk, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fort Griswold is basically a small museum filled with colonial artifacts and then the remains of the old fort. Worth a visit, but don't make the mistake we did by going on a rainy day. The fort is in an open field, and some of us ended up wearing beach towels over our heads.

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Additional Information about Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Address: 57 Fort St, Groton, CT
Phone Number: 860 449 6877
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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