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Fort Trumbull State Park

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Address: 90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
Phone Number: (860) 444-7591
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Lovely views of harbor area, pleasant museum

Learning about the history of the fort was very interesting -from Revolutionary era through cold war it. It seems to be a place that was always a little bit behind the curve and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
travlelf
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CT, USA

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CT, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Learning about the history of the fort was very interesting -from Revolutionary era through cold war it. It seems to be a place that was always a little bit behind the curve and underutilized or perhaps a bit of a boondoggle, but the massive stone fort is impressive and commands a fine view. The museum was compact but fun in... More 

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Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped the week after labor day and was disappointed because they are closed after labor day. Really? A state Park closed after a holiday? Come on CT you can do better. The walk and views are spectacular but we would have loved to tour the fort as well. Oh well, maybe next time

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Windsor,CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

So glad this is not a condo area or fancy homes on the river. Perfect for history buffs and those that want to enjoy fishing, viewing and relaxing w/o spending $

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Thank Victor B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I took my parents to the fort and the museum in July; the museum is just the right size to be comprehensive without being too exhausting, and it was nice to walk through the fort after reading all about its history. I wouldn't take a toddler to the museum, but there is a scavenger hunt suitable for young children (the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is just based on a chance visit to the fort, we didn't go into the visitors' center which is bound to be more educational in nature and providing you the historical background on why it was built here in the first place, its importance and how it was used. Something I knew a little about already. I look forward... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Fort Trumbull is an amazing place and when the Coast Guard Band plays there for Memorial Day &/or Labor Day it is even more spectacular! Sitting on the hillside of the Fort & looking out over LI Sound at a gorgeous view makes the whole experience fabulous.

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Not many visitors. Great fort, wonderful view right across from subs being built. Lots or room and clean. On a nice day you can see Long Island. Safe for kids to run around. Next to Coast Guard Base and next door to the subject of the new movie "Little Pink House" Yes, this is the neighborhood of eminent domain. Benedict... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

The fort visitor center is not open on Monday or Tuesday, so we did not see that. We did enjoy walking around this fort that dates back to 1850s. Massive walls built on and above bedrock. Very nice 500 foot pier with a great view of the Thames River.

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Randolph, Ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Didn't stay long but the view and facilities were beautiful. Easy to find but the area of New London not the greatest.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My 11 year old and I enjoy visiting historical sites. The visitor center was well worth the few bucks. We walked around after and enjoyed the views. A great place to picnic if you are prepared. You could ride bikes around, but it's not very far; little kids might enjoy riding their bike and mom and dad could walk.

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