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Fort Trumbull State Park

Address: 90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: (860) 444-7591
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Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went in January with everything closed............would have like to learn more of the history - even from a brochure being available.

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New London, Connecticut, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visit Fort Trumbull in New London, CT. It is a great historic place to visit and tour to soak up some of New London's history.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So many, upon hearing me say how beautiful it as here say, Where is it? If you have never been, go! It is gorgeous, scenic and historically fascinating, if forts are your thing. If they are not, you will still enjoy the immaculate grounds, sweeping views and serenity. I've never taken the tour, or even been inside the museum shop... More 

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MERIDA, YUC, MEXICO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Kept in a very good shape, it may look like any other fort but once you read about their history and what happened here you will find it very interesting.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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455 reviews 455 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,196 helpful votes 1,196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a revisit for me. See my November 2013 review for fees, background, history, and details of the exhibits. It was a first visit for my friend. It was near closing time for the fort and the museum so we visited only the grounds. Even without going inside the fort, this state park can be enjoyed with a walk... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The fort gave me a feeling of being there during the revolutionary war. The guide explained things in a way that made me understand how life must have been. There is a great museum in the visitors center. The displays are on the history and the work that was done there about underwater sound detection.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fort Trumbull is a restored fort from the pre-Civil War era that was used through the Cold War. The restoration was masterfully done, and the adjacent museum is completely interactive and enjoyable for all ages. The fort itself has been restored to the way it looked during the Civil War, with the addition of a very nice exhibit of Cold... More 

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Milton, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having been around southern forts for years, I was impressed with seeing an northern fort in such good shape. The fort itself has some really interesting back stories and how it was used up until the 90 as a goverment facility. The pros: much history and details about the community, great condition of the grounds and wonderful staff. The cons:... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family visited over the weekend that CT State parks were free. We were expecting the fort to be very crowded, it was anything but. It is a shame. I am not sure how many people visit in a year but it is well worth the time. We started with the museum and videos upstairs in the visitors center. It... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

First - you have to FIND the place! The signage is lousy! I went by it three times! The best thing was the views of the water and the docks. A walk around the Fort is well worth it. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325200&deepNav_GID=1650%20 They don't tell you how much for the Fort Tour...

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