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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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Great views of the River

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 $

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Victor B
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Windsor,CT
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Windsor,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Elisabeth E
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Charles and Jan... K
New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank jbwhitehouse
Randolph, Ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Searcy, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! There is such a long rich history here. Beautiful views, very attentive staff. We loved not only learning the history but just seeing all the views while talking and spending some real quality time together. This place is a MUST see if you're in the area.

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Thank Jerry B
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Fort Trumbull never saw military action, but (and maybe because of that) it is a well-preserved historic sight that is worth the visit. The fort itself is a majestic structure that towers over you. Take the time to explore the interior and head up to the top of the ramparts to enjoy the great views of the Thames River and... More 

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