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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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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Concord, New Hampshire
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46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a very nice historic site with great views, but the people in the museum were the key to the excellent rating. They also have a very nice diorama that explains the condition of the fort during the war.

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Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went with some friends just to see what it is, cause it's free and we're in college. Surprisingly a lot of fun and entertaining. Actually spent a couple hours there. There's a nice view of the river, we bought some cheap kites from CVS and flew those, explored and just had a good time. Went back when the monument and... More

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited this Fort in conjunction with Fort Griswold. We enjoyed exploring the grounds and climbing the 166 stairs in the monument. The view from the top is well worth the climb. The narrow stairs are not much fun to traverse, especially when you meet someone on the way down when you are heading up. It is great to learn... More

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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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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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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