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“Hard to find, but worth it.”

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Groton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

First, ignore the address "57 Fort Street," even though the stone gates proclaim "Fort Griswold." (Although it does take you to the beautiful Ebenezer Avery house, but that's a different review.) You want to find the intersection of Monument St and Park Ave to enter the gates of the fort. I am a history major, so a Revolutionary War battle site was great for me, but it was also a great park for my 7-year-old grandson - but be advised the park warns against climbing on the earthworks. There are plenty of spots offering a great view of the Thames River and Groton without breaking the rules! The remaining historical features are well labeled and maintained to help interpret the events. Definitely worth the drive!

Thank Maureen K
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fort Griswold is a historic battlefield site, which played a key role in the early stages of the Revolutionary War. These factors make Fort Griswold a fascinating and informative site for history buffs. Moreover, the park has a museum across the street with artifacts from the battle. Unfortunately, some may find the park’s museum very small and under stocked with Revolutionary War artifacts to support the forts proper importance.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We started at the top and then headed down the path to the lower level - reading every marker along the way. Enjoyed the history lesson and the view of the Thames River from both levels. Well worth the long walk back up the hill even with the temperatures just below freezing.

Thank MARY W
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The place where Col. Ledyard (nearby town named for him) surrendered his garrison and sword, only to be run through by the British commander accepting the surrender, with the Col's own sword, to add insult to injury. Great views of the Thames river and definitely worth a visit.

Thank pisces025
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Found this place interesting with its history from the Revolutionary
War. A nice surprise in the city.

Thank majcc4
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