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

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Great view; easy access

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Attended a wedding outside and the views were spectacular. The building were the wedding was held had beautiful architecture throughout. The surrounding property has beautiful scenery, lawns, and a wonderful breeze off the water.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited on July 2, 2015 - Beautiful views and nice walking path. Gorgeous UCONN campus. If your a lighthouse lover - this is a place for you!

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

great views, sound breeze, lovely lawn -- fun place to take a stroll even if it's cloudy. But when it's sunny even better. go any day of the week too.

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Groton, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I live nearby, so we visit often, in all seasons. Aside from the beautiful surroundings, there is a challenging art gallery in the Plant Mansion, worth seeing for the architecture. Avery Point is the site of one of the University of Connecticut's campuses, which is expanding and promises to add more interesting attractions to the area. Also,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A pleasant stop, but not 'must see'. Would have liked a plaque to learn more about the point. A little tricky to find if you're looking for a big lighthouse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's all about the view. I don't go ohh-ahh over lighthouses so I can't comment on if it's a good lighthouse or not, but it was a nice place to walk and enjoy the view on a quiet, nice weather evening.

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Oakville, CT
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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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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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