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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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Address: 57 Fort St, Groton, CT
Phone Number: 860 449 6877
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adventurer L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Adventurer L
Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fields to run, a cave to explore and a Fort to climb... who could ask for more? This is a great outing to bring the kids.

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Thank Mark G
Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice fort to wander around in for free with great views from the top of Long Island Sound and city of New London. Rolling grounds and walkway to enjoy with pier over the water. Their is a Museum admission but you can see for fr in lobby models of the fort and local lighthouses.

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Thank BCR37
Windsor,CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here since I was a child. I am now 70 and still love walking the battlefield and visiting the museum.

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Thank Victor B
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth stopping by for an hour or so. Lots of nice scenery to view or photograph. We happened to be in the area on a Monday so the tower and museum were closed (be sure to check hours) but were able to explore the fort itself. Will go back sometime when everything is open. FROM THE WEBSITE: Plan your... More 

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De Soto, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great park. You can walk the fort until dark, but to go in the museum or the tower, it has to be before 5 on most days and some days they are not open at all. Plan on taking th 166 steps to the top for a great view. A little claustrophobic in the stairwell. Many great historical items on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

A nice walkable fort that gives you awesome views of the port and a taste of history. I wasn't aware of the local revolutionary war history and now I'm a bit less ignorant.

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Thank Roger T
new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We saw the tower in the distance while driving on I 95 to Rhode Island. We stopped off to check it out and to our great surprise the tower was open. The 166 steps were not easy but the winding, narrow staircase was a treat. Great views from the top. We checked out the small museum and grounds. All very... More 

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Norway, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We found this attraction to be interesting and had great views. Unfortunately, the house that was used for a hospital was not opened this time of year.

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Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I enjoyed the museum portion of the visit. But I learned a significant part about the naval aspect of how the British maintained a military presence. It was a part of history that I feel is valuable, but one that you don't learn in high School history except for maybe locally? Definitely easy on the budget, well worth the stop.... More 

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