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Address: 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340
Phone Number: 860-405-9262
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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

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Wonderful place

Walk the dog, watch the ships and submarines, enjoy the grounds. Enjoy the food at the fish place. I love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Emily D
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Gales Ferry, United States
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Gales Ferry, United States
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Walk the dog, watch the ships and submarines, enjoy the grounds. Enjoy the food at the fish place. I love it.

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1 Thank Emily D
Connecticut
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82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place on the water. The views are breathtaking. It's the perfect spot for a picnic lunch or just to come and watch the waves crash against the rocks.

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Thank LovetoeatinCT
Waterford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

You can take in the spectacular views of the mansion or the ocean here. Great place to bike, walk or just relax. Weddings are performed in the home on the grounds.

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Thank Darlene T
Bloomington, Illinois
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107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I love this place. I've been going there for decades. It's quiet, beautiful, peaceful and right on the water. In addition, it's located on UConn's Avery Point campus and there is security there so you feel safe. It's never crowded and a lovely place to have a picnic lunch or just spend some time resting your soul.

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Thank Athena_John
gloversville
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

When I travel to Groton I always visit here! This is on a college campus that very generously lets the public stroll the grounds along the water. Beautiful views. Great place for running, reading a book JUST RELAXING! PROJECT OCEANOLOGY on other side of campus-take their lighthouse cruise!

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Thank barbara a
Sandisfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is on the UCONN campus in a gorgeous location. Just a lovely place to relax, walk or picnic. It's near Eastern Point Beach so you could make a day of visiting these two places on the Long Island Sound and get a real taste of the CT shore line.

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Thank happytravelerrn
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Perfect location for an outdoor wedding. The service was insparational looking out over the lighthouse and the shoreline. The mansion was beautiful with its old world charm and attention to detail woodwork and trim. The outdoor locations on the stone porch for the bar, dancefloor, water station and appetizers were spacious and flowed from one to the other seamlessly. The... More 

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Thank Masch40
Moosup, Connecticut, United States
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Beautiful lighthouse on the Avery Point Campus behind the Branford House Mansion. Views from this area are not to be missed. Dogs welcome.

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Thank Melissa M
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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279 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This lighthouse is easy to access on UConn campus. The lighthouse is not open to go in, but offers a feet view of the harbor area. I wouldn't make a special trip just to see this, but if you're in the area and enjoy lighthouses, it's worth a stop and photos.

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1 Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A wonderful place to visit. The lighthouse is spectacular to visit, and on the way to it, you pass all kinds of beautiful artwork, plus the Branford House, a mansion that cost 3 million when it was built in 1903. On warm, summer weekends, you'll find people sunbathing, fishing and enjoying the scenery. For us, it's a fun place to... More 

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