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Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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Dover, New Hampshire
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413 reviews 413 reviews
181 attraction reviews
1,018 helpful votes 1,018 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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8 reviews 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The fort was nice and well kept up. There is a lot of history here and it was fun to walk around. There is a nice little museum on the grounds as well.

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Alexandria, VA
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242 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fort Trumbull still stands guard on the river with its continued vigilance for the cities of New London and Groton. Its interior is open for tours during the day to get a feel for life among the soldiers stationed within. Everything has been carefully maintained -- the walls, the grounds and even some of the giant cannon, There is a... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a nice place to take a walk and very nice views of the Thames River. It is a nice place to go and watch the fireworks also. You can walk down the pier there and you can see and old coast guard ship that is docked there.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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413 reviews 413 reviews
181 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My visit to Fort Trumbull State Park was related to the Connecticut Schooner Festival. I arrived on Thursday, the day before the festival started in New London. I spent over 5 hours here going through the three-story museum and talking the park staff, touring the fort and talking to the docent there, walking the spacious grounds, and exploring the waterfront... More

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