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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
Manchester, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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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434 reviews 434 reviews
203 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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