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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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Address: 57 Fort St, Groton, CT 06340-3903
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+1 860-449-6877
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Historic site

A place to see history. Great site over looking the river. This old fort is made of earthworks. Great place to watch the fireworks over the river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2017
Tim H
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

A place to see history. Great site over looking the river. This old fort is made of earthworks. Great place to watch the fireworks over the river.

Thank Tim H
Brownsville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

While in New London we decided to see the battle field. Not the typical state park as there is no defined parking area. You can see it all from the street level.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history, or the American Revolution, you will enjoy a visit here. The fort itself isn't gated so you can visit at any time. This is one of the best preserved forts from this time period and it's easy to envision the battle unfolding. In September 1781, British forces under command of the traitor Benedict Arnold... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk around the fort, good history, and great views of the river! Highly recommend this in Groton.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Nice place. It is fairly small - as it was for the revolutionary war. It is a quick visit in a well maintained park - not too much to see, so it does not require much time to walk around. There is a neat monument that looks like a miniature stone Washington Monument that you can go up a few... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The repairs being done to the entrance have been completed. Not only a great historical site but a beautiful view of the river , Fort Trumbull and New London across the river. The museum is small but very informative. The view from the top of the monument is spectacular but there is no elevator, it is 166 steps. Call the... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Such a cool place. Part of the fort is still standing and there's a tower you can climb and get a beautiful view of the Thames river and the coast of New London. You can even read and hear about how Benedict Arnold was involved in a battle there. Really cool place for history buffs and nature lovers.

2 Thank AuntieCricket
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for a quick walk through. Pretty interesting history and nicely maintained. Closed early in the week but you can still walk around

2 Thank Ehuntsch
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

It was interesting to see where the soldiers fought; you can walk around and take in some of the views. I took my 11 year old and he enjoyed running around and seeing the fort. I wouldn't make a special trip here, but we went to this fort then crossed over to Fort Griswold.

1 Thank Susan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The husband, myself, and our daughter (6 1/2) visited the historic site on a Sunday and the day before 4th of July. We thought we would have to pay to see the museum exhibit inside the house but were pleasantly surprised to find it was free. We made our way through the fort and enjoyed imagining what life would look... More 

2 Thank Adventurer L

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