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

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Attended a wedding

Fantastic site, view and venure overall. Large spacious grounds outside for having an outdoor event. Super view for taking photos. Inside can be a bit cramped, especially with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
CT_Irishman3
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Oakville, CT
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Oakville, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fantastic site, view and venure overall. Large spacious grounds outside for having an outdoor event. Super view for taking photos. Inside can be a bit cramped, especially with a large gathering.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its now pretty obvious to me that tourists come in two flavors. Those whose hearts go pitter-patter over a lighthouse, and those who don't. I now know I side with category number two. It's a nice lighthouse. A cute lighthouse. You can walk up and even touch the lighthouse. Its an old lighthouse. Then I realized its freezing outside. You... More 

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Upstate New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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1,560 helpful votes 1,560 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 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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163 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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