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Avery Point Light

Groton, CT
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Groton
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for a wedding and reception. The grounds are beautiful, the location perfect. This property has very interesting history and has very beautiful buildings. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My cousin was married at this location and it was absolutely beautiful. The inside of the mansion is as beautiful as the outside. Excellent location for a wedding. Also a great spot to just stop by and walk along the waterfront.

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Budd Lake NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The grounds of the University of Connecticut are beautiful. At sunset you can get a great view of the Thames river opening up to the Long Island Sound

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Alexandria, VA
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332 reviews 332 reviews
146 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Set on the Avery Point penisula, this light has been a beacon of hope for many vessels searching for the river entrance to New London and Groton. Its simple architectural style sets it apart from other light along the coast, but still positions it as one of the critical landmarks fof New England naval history. On the UConn campus and... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots in the area. It sits at the mouth of the Thames River as it spills into the Long Island Sound, part of the University of Connecticut. Avery Point is a beautiful campus that is home to the Avery Point Light. The Morton Plant Mansion sits right next to it and is also gorgeous.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Avery Point Lighthouse itself is not much to look at, but the walk around the point is a very nice one. Bring your binoculars to get a good look at the New London Ledge and Harbor lighthouses. Binoculars also help for birding - we saw Brant Geese, a small hawk and some Common Loons off in the distance.

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Groton, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Beautiful place! The lighthouse itself isn't too big, but still nice. Nice place to go for a walk along the brick path that they have there. If you enjoy water, lighthouses, sailboats, and sunsets this is a good place for all that :) There's even a mansion on sight!

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Paterson, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Thanks to a friend & fellow TA contributor, I made this a stop on my way to R.I. I love visiting lighthouses & this one was well worth stopping for. As mentioned it's on the UConn-Groton campus & is open to the public. It's best to park in Parking lot A which is on your right as you enter the... More

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Fenton, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a beautiful walk around the grounds of the U of Conn branch campus on a perfect summer day. There were people picnicking, enjoying the sculptures that are along the pathway, admiring the lighthouse (and the other ones that are visible), and the most exciting part was seeing a submarine head out to sea. The mansion on site is... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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319 reviews 319 reviews
127 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

On the approach through the Groton UConn campus, one passes outdoor sculptures. There are some parking space near them. From this area, one gets a view of the New London Ledge Lighthouse and a distant but unobstructed view of New London Harbor Lighthouse on Pequot Avenue in New London which is privately owned and therefore inaccessible and is obstructed from... More

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