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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

57 Fort St, Groton, CT
860 449 6877
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Groton
Type: Historic Sites
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Middlebury, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Interesting and wonderful place. Monument is a tough climb up since there are no windows until you reach the top. Battlefield and remains of fort are very interesting. Museum is nice with lots of wonderful items to view. I recommend this trip for any fans of the American Revolution or even the British colonial period since this part was truly... More

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Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love this park! Its such a great little place to walk around. And boasts beautiful sunsets and views.

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Groton, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If in a hurry, do not bother as there is much to absorb from this battlefield and the excellent museum and tower available to visitors. Learning and being reminded of historical events in our nation's past deserves a day. Bring a picnic lunch (no alcohol) to enjoy hillside while looking down the Thames River where the British made their entry.... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

You can see where it all was at one time. I recomend a Warm Dry Day. Alot of Walking and it could get muddy in some areas. Neat little piece of History. No onsite Visitors Building. Kinda wished they did more for that Battlefield/Park.

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Dallas
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103 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

my tour book gave me the impression of a museum and a true fort, but in reality, this are earth works and a couple of explanatory boards and pointers.

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Columbus, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

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.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

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

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

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

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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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.

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visit the tower, museum and stoll through the battlefield. Can also bring a picnic and have a great view of the river. There may even be a submarine going by.

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