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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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breezy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
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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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Upstate New York
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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Address: 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340
Phone Number: 860-405-9262
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton

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