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Fort Trumbull State Park

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Address: 90 Walbach St., New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: (860) 444-7591
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Vistor Center was fantastic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Susan P
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in New London and love this city! Fort Trumbull is a beautiful place to spend time touring the historic fort and grounds and to take in the views. There is a water taxi service that just began this summer that you can take from Fort Trumbull to other areas in the New London/Groton CT area.

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Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here between baseball games at a nearby field and was surprised to see how well kept the place was. The fort is positioned perfectly between New London and the river so there are great views all around. The cannons are impressive, about 50,000 pounds each with 450 pound cannonballs! Really nice place to walk around and enjoy the... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort was being renovated to what looks like will have a nice museum inside it. But the views of it are breath-taking, the history is fascinating, and there is an indoor museum next to its gift shop that's worth going to. It's a wonderful tourist attraction that will kill 2 hours or so.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With no idea that the Fort was here during a pop in to New London, the self-guided tour we gave ourselves was a welcome addition to the stop. Access is easy, there are informative placards scattered throughout and plenty of areas for picture taking. Would I go out of my way to see the fort? No, but if you're stopping... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restoration of Fort Trumbull State Park has been very nicely done. Set on the banks of the Thames River and harbor entrance to New London, it stands as a reminder of the necessity of past generations to protect an important port against numerous threats throughout history. The interior of the fort brings the everyday life of soldiers into full... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to spend an hour or so. The grounds are lovely and the visitor center is not to be missed. It has a fabulous range of history from the revolution to the Cold War.

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Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We arrived after hours but had a wonderful time going around the outside of the fort. After hours you are still able to see the cannons, walk the entire outside perimeter on the paved trail, and read the signs. There are benches where you can sit and enjoy the harbor. And there are restrooms. This is a great destination to... More 

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