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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have driven through Connecticut hundreds of times and passed by this Battlefield and never stopped until this weekend. This battlefield is where the deceiving Benedict Arnold led British Forces to capture the fort and kill more than half of the 165 soldiers stationed there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the location of the last major military encounter of the Revolutionary War in the Northern United States. The British prevailed and in the end, 88 of the 165 defenders of Fort Griswold were massacred. We Americans are so ignorant to our history, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Griswold commands the highest ground overlooking the Thames River and ports. Groton and New London were attacked by the traitor Benedict Arnold-led British during the American Revolution War. The massacre that occurred at Fort Griswold included the loss of 9 members of the Avery...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alan S
Reviewed October 25, 2018

So humbling to walk in the footsteps of those who fought here! Beautiful grounds and so well kept. Have visited here twice. Nice to see the contrasts of seasons even in a place like this!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I brought my daughter here while on vacation. I wanted to show her the history of the area I grew up in. After being back to the area after 30+ years, I now greatly appreciate what the American Patriots had done for their country during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

It does not have the grandeur or history of Fort McHenry of Baltimore (see my Tripadvisor review), but nonetheless my wife and I who were on a sight-seeing tour of America enjoyed meandering through the ruins and tunnel of this fort with all its important...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Love seeing old Forts with history of Ct. Was surprised that there were not more people visiting this site.

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Connecticut is limited in Revolution activity as most active is Westchester, NY around Philly and the South. Went with my son as we checked it out after the Nautalis Sub and the Sub memorial. Good historical aspect and museum is good for such a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to see the new platform showing how the local militia may have seen the fort. A simple but nice addition to this great place of sacrifice. Well worth a stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

It was a lot of fun to climb the tower! Good view from the top. I’m not much into history, but I have to say I was happy I went

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that you can get information via your cell phone speaker about the history of the fort and other info once you stop into the small & interesting onsite museum prior to strolling the grounds, where they... More
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January 10, 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
There is some on street parking.