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“Too bad it was closed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Trumbull State Park

Fort Trumbull State Park
90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591
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Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Too bad it was closed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stopped by on a Tuesday only to find the visitor center, gift shop, and buildings are open Wednesday thru Sunday. The parking lot and grounds are open until dusk daily and there are paths to walk around the fort and along the water. There is a fishing pier that is open to the public. There were markers throughout the property so that we learned about the fort even though we could not go inside. It's a nice place to walk, picnic, fish, or just relax.

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Connecticut History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nice place for a stroll while you view the fort. There is a small gift shop. Parking is plentiful and the view along the river is very peaceful. We brought my Mom who needs smooth surfaces for walking and she enjoyed it as well. There are stairs in some sections, but you can stick to the path if you want to avoid them. You can access the same area by walking between the gift shop and fort.

Visited March 2013
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manchester, nj
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“History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good view of the harbor. Museum provides an excellent history of the fort from the American Revolution through WWII. Learn about failures as a fort defending the town and harbor and its successes as a research center that provided the answer to the German U-boats. Great visuals and demonstrations in the museum as well as displays in the fort.

Visited July 2013
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Pennsylvania
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“great piece of CT history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

good place to take kids. right on the water. fishing dock. walking paths. the fort itself, but for a fee to tour. otherwise free entrance and parking. well kept and clean. restrooms. gift shop. rich with history. the canons are impressive too.

Visited June 2013
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Hull, Massachusetts
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“best way to relax after driving to New London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a beautiful old fort and magnificent setting. Peaceful and relaxing to walk around. Opens toward end of May. Since it was not open, the place had lots of friendly families having picnics. The signage set the stage so we could understand. Great that it all has been preserved.

Visited May 2013
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