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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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It was free and had great exhibits in the museum located next to the battle monument. The actual fort located across the street has great views and ramparts of the fort as it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was free and had great exhibits in the museum located next to the battle monument. The actual fort located across the street has great views and ramparts of the fort as it was during the Revolution. It is a great experience.

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband loves the history about the battle at Fort Griswald. Planned a surprise birthday dinner at Chester's (see other review) and suggested he take me on tour of the Fort. God bless the lovely people we met from Ohio, a descendant of Gallop who fought in the battle, because they got a two hour tour and complete history of... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you like history or just relaxing with great views, this is the place. This is a well preserved area that lets you see what life was like for those living in the fort. Walk through the trenches and tunnels that the soldiers did, and see the powder house where all the gun powder was stored. There's a small museum,... More 

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Quiet Corner, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We took a school group here in the spring and had a nice visit. There was a lots of room to run around outside the fort area, and the fort itself was really interesting. We didn't climb the tower, but I definitely look forward to doing that sometime! Fort Griswold was a really nice spot to just sit on a... More 

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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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