This is a good place to go and watch the fireworks. It is also a good place just to take your kids and show them some history. The cannons are cool and the kids enjoy the tunnels.
Amazing fort from pre revolutionary times. Was a little hard to find but worth it. The fort, the monuments and the museum all made for a great day. Being able to walk the fort and its tunnels was great fun. The history is very interesting, American Revolution, Col. Ledyard, Benedict Arnold, The War of 1812. The museum is small but... More
Ft. Griswold is not only a part of Connecticut's history, but also New England's history with the invasion of the British Army, and their attack on American soil. There is a little museum with displays and a movie that explains the attack by the British with the help of Benedict Arnold who was a native of Norwich,CT . There's a... More
Since this park hasn't been "improved", visitors can walk all around it and inside it and imagine what it was like during the Battle of New London, when Benedict Arnold led British troops up the Thames River to attack the colonials in New London and Groton (Forts Trumbull and Griswold). It's the stuff of local legend.
First, ignore the address "57 Fort Street," even though the stone gates proclaim "Fort Griswold." (Although it does take you to the beautiful Ebenezer Avery house, but that's a different review.) You want to find the intersection of Monument St and Park Ave to enter the gates of the fort. I am a history major, so a Revolutionary War battle... More
Fort Griswold is a historic battlefield site, which played a key role in the early stages of the Revolutionary War. These factors make Fort Griswold a fascinating and informative site for history buffs. Moreover, the park has a museum across the street with artifacts from the battle. Unfortunately, some may find the park’s museum very small and under stocked with... More
We started at the top and then headed down the path to the lower level - reading every marker along the way. Enjoyed the history lesson and the view of the Thames River from both levels. Well worth the long walk back up the hill even with the temperatures just below freezing.
The place where Col. Ledyard (nearby town named for him) surrendered his garrison and sword, only to be run through by the British commander accepting the surrender, with the Col's own sword, to add insult to injury. Great views of the Thames river and definitely worth a visit.
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