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“Fort Trumbull” 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 #3 of 20 Attractions in New London
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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Baltic, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fort Trumbull”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We decided to stop in at the state park, seeing as neither my husband or myself had ever been there. We have both lived in CT all our lives. It was worth the entrance fee to go into the museum section, there were video shows with the history of the fort from the Revoluntary War until recently. The walk around the grounds was nice, the view from the top of the fort was great. We also got to go on the Coast Guard's tall ship the Barque Eagle, it was extremely nice, but it was a self tour and one could spend the whole day on board.

Visited August 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 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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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“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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38 helpful votes 38 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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