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Address: Groton, CT
Description: Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

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Attractive Lighthouse in a Fabulous Setting

This is a very handsome lighthouse set in the beautiful grounds surrounding Branford House. It is a very pleasant walk, and one can take in the mansion as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Upstate New York
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Upstate New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a very handsome lighthouse set in the beautiful grounds surrounding Branford House. It is a very pleasant walk, and one can take in the mansion as well.

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Groton, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Branford House is a mansion fit for Newport, but a better view. Morton Plant even had the Ledge lighthouse customized for his view. Now UCONN Avery Point, This walk and view requires no fee, plenty of parking on weekends, and is dog frindly

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Dover, New Hampshire
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466 reviews 466 reviews
195 attraction reviews
1,234 helpful votes 1,234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a revisit for me. See my previous review from August 2013. It was a first visit for my friend. New London and Groton are a lighthouse lover’s dream. There are three lighthouses within a few miles of each other: New London Harbor Lighthouse, New London Harbor Lighthouse, and Avery Point Lighthouse. As a member of several lighthouse preservation... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The whole setting at the Avery Point Light is picturesque. The ocean side walk provides great views of the ocean and the New London shoreline across the water. The park itself is nice but the lighthouse is SUPERB. It looks like it was just built yesterday and is in fabulous condition. You must take a chance to visit this light... More 

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Boston
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great views. Walk along brick walkway, cool breeze. Sit on bench under large shade tree up on point. Wow!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Avery Point is a nice place in the UCONN campus. It's right by the water, it's scenic and the little walkway to the lighthouse is really nice. Makes it a romantic place to go to and hang out by the water. It's a very beautiful and scenic place and sunsets in the evening is a must see.

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Naples, Florida
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111 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Take a balmy sunny Saturday afternoon. Add in sailboats off in the distance. Add in rocky, craggy cliffs. Top off with a historic lighthouse. You now have Avery Point. Plenty of photo opportunities.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were in the area and luckily found our way to Avery Point. Lovely sunset experience watching a submarine and tug slide into the Thames from Long Island Sound. Ferry also came in. I was wishing I had a plate-lunch dinner from Aloha Teriyaki Grill, which we passed on the way to the point, so I'll be back to enjoy... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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