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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The grounds here are filled with art work and have spectacular views of the sound. It's a lovely walk around the perimeter at any time of year.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank love2travelinusa
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

OK first cool thing about this lighthouse is it is on a college campus of all places. Second cool thing is there is all sorts of sculptures on the grounds as you approach the lighthouse itself. I do ask if anyone visits here find a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jimcooch1959
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Avery Point lodges the UCONN maritine studies for the college. It's a beautiful location on the water with the Avery Point lighthouse as well as a view of the Ledge lighthouse. UCONN owns the Branford House pictured in the photo above and it functions as...More

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

A nice walk around Avery Point. There are nice sculptures to look at. Locals go and fish there. You can get a good view of the Ledge Lighthouse. Just bring a chair/blanket/food & drinks and watch the sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PMT138
Reviewed June 29, 2018

I came to see the Avery lighthouse but not expecting this amazing building that looked like a castle. Then realizing it was on the university of Connecticut campus. The day was glorious and you could see a good Distance to the New London Ledge and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank martyC5001NS
Reviewed June 26, 2018

You can't tour the light, or at least we didn't because we didn't think so. On the grounds of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point and it's so beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous, but the views!! You can see so much and I swear...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank pcrb46
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I love walking here and stopping along my route to sit and just be. Some times I bring along a pocket journal to write my thoughts. Other times I practice yoga. Beautiful views inspire contemplation and serenity.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judy D
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Part of one of the UConn campus's, beautiful view of the ocean, great place to walk or picnic. Art work as well

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jojobebe2
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The UCONN Avery Point campus has wonderfully preserved historic buildings and offers great views looking out into the ocean.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Alan S
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This is a non-working lighthouse BUT it has been restored & is in a beautiful setting by the water. The grounds around Avery Point are lovely, too!! Take your lawn chairs & sit on the grass by the water & gaze out over Long Island...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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