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Address: 90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: (860) 444-7591
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A hidden gem!

I have lived in SE CT for 50 years and had never visited Fort Trumbull prior to this year. Not only is it a beautiful, well maintained location, but the staff members... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Maryann D
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Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
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Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I have lived in SE CT for 50 years and had never visited Fort Trumbull prior to this year. Not only is it a beautiful, well maintained location, but the staff members (particularly Henry, Eric, and Patrick) are phenomenal. They have so much pride in their facility and will go out of their way to assist if needed to ensure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice spot on the sound. Interesting history. Nice grounds. Bring a picnic lunch and a fishing pole. Just enjoy the view and relax.

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Thank Debbie K
New London, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful scenery!! If you get a chance to walk the path from the bottom up, you'll find yourself in a creepy historic fort (Fort Trumbull) .

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Thank Delano C
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It was a great visitor center. The exhibits and films were really great. The actual Fort was in great condition and the views of the river and opposing Fort Griswold are great. I would recommend to any and all history buffs.

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Thank James C
Stockbridge, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Fort Trumbull Park was renovated about 12 years ago. It over looks the Thames River and was active during the Revolutionary War when Benedict Arnold attacked New London as a General in the British Army. It as a great fishing pier.

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1 Thank Mike F
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Just did a drive-by with Wheeling City Tours on a Segway. Didn't go inside, will have to do it another time.

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Catskill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The fort is well maintained and the location on the water is attractive. The movie regarding sonar lab located here is mind blowing. The stone work is a tribute to the stone masons of that time.

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Thank OmaJoan
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The impact of Fort Trumball on American history requires a visit to this site. The cannon replicas, and gun "holes" are evident and one can only imagine the view of battle ships from that era, as they descended on the town of New London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm giving it five stars for the fact that the grounds around it are ample for picnicking or fishing with stunning views, and the parking is free! We did pay for the visitors' center, and since we are history geeks we felt it was worth it. We spent a good amount of time inside the center reading about the history... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I wandered over here looking to kill a couple hours and was very impressed with the whole experience. The museum isn't huge, but the displays are very well done, and I learned a ton about this extremely interesting and historically rich site. Definitely watch all the films. The inside of the fort itself isn't all that much exhibit-wise, but getting... More 

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