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Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW 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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121 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Columbus, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 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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102 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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Paterson, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

After checking out the New London Harbor Light & stopped in to check out Fort Trumbull since it was minutes from the lighthouse right in route. Just minutes away from I-95. This trip I just walked around the perimeter of the fort since I was a bit on a time restraint. The fort opens from 8am to sunset. Didn't have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I like to take my lunch and sit on a bench, while watching the boats and people here. The Fort has an amazing history and location. Just a treat to visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

As a history buff, I always enjoy seeing a piece of Americana and Fort Trumbull was an interesting fort to visit. Located on the Thames River in New London, CT, the park provides a beautiful view of the surrounding area. The visitor center has some fascinating and informative displays. The construction of the fort is an amazing fortification with its... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a very small fort that has seen history since the Revolutionary War. This is actually the 3rd fort as the 1st one was burned down and the 2nd was torn down and the one standing was used for WW II. The museum has lots of photos and info to read. Most of the exterior buildings have been torn... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Took the family to check out the fort on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The museum is fairly new and well worth the trip. There are several short films which tell the history of the area and submarines. The museum is one of the best state parks in CT. The fort itself isn't particularly large but it is well maintained. Some... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was there Labor Day weekend for the commemoration of the Battle of Groton Heights sponsored by Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution. Amazing piece of history.

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