On September 6th, 1781, General Benedict Arnold lead British troops against his former compatriots at Fort Griswold in Groton, Connecticut. This site is a fascinating journey into the past for those interested in history and a wonderful place to simply enjoy the view for those who are not. There are signs designating where which action took place in the course of the attack which resulted in the massacre of the Colonial garrison and the burning of New London, CT. Said signs are unobtrusive but quite informative. There is a gift shop/visitor center which is open from June until Labor Day in September. Admission to the site is free but a donation is appreciated and, certainly, deserved for the upkeep of a site of such great historical importance. The American War for Independence effectively ended on October 19, 1781 when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. This makes the massacre at Fort Griswold, a little over a month earlier, all the more poignant. Most definitely a site worth visiting whether one is a history buff or simply enjoys a beautiful view of the surroundings. Restrooms are available in season (June-September) and the site is, to a certain degree, handicapped accessible. The view from the monument is spectacular, especially in autumn, and a slow walk through the site will most certainly reward a visitor. For those interested in the paranormal, visit at twilight, an in-between, for the best chances of seeing something interesting from the past.
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