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Fort Trumbull State Park

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90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
+1 860-444-7591
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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... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
travlelf
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CT, USA
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We stopped the week after labor day and was disappointed because they are closed after labor day... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
Kelly B
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Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016 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...More

2  Thank Kelly B
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 $

Thank Victor B
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...More

Thank Rebecca H
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...More

1  Thank Elisabeth E
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...More

1  Thank Charles and Jan... K
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...More

Thank c0llegehill
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...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
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.

Thank dollypoop
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...More

Thank Susan P
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kagoodrum
I have a 5 year old and 2 year old. Is this something that could entertain them? Or is it more of a quiet museum type atmosphere?
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
I always see kids there and they seem to be having fun. They usually climbing on the cannons outside and as was said previously, plenty of places to run around including a big hill.
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Ann S
Thinking of bringing an out-of-town history buff there today (11/7) How much time should I allow since it seems that the fort itself is closed? Are any indoor spaces open? Is that any historical info available or is it just self-guided walking around the grounds outdoors? Thanks
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Victor B | Reviewed this property |
Go on line and read the history b/4 you go. It is never closed except for the small visitors museum. Walk the battlefield, take in the view and remember the patriots who died there defending liberty and freedom from an... More
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