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“Great unexpected spot on the water”

Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great unexpected spot on the water”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

First naval battle of the Revolution took place here - great spot for a history teacher, and history buff! Loved the views of the harbor, and hurricane wall, as well as Buzzard's Bay. The cannons are cool, and you can walk on the wall out to the gates where the ships come through. Stop there and get out of the car, people!

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A landmark for young and old over the generations.”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The views, air, history, scenes of boats and atmosphere is simply wonderful A place to sit or swim, enjoy your friends or peace of area...and simply enjoy. Many of us remember sun bathing near the fort and cannons and watching the ships going to and fro. A place where people met people, mothers strolled with their babies, kids had fun and teens grouped around their music while seniors sat and watched and enjoyed the sun and sea. .

Visited July 2013
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historic and Beautiful”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

While viewing photo's from the 1800's taken at Fort Pheonix I notice that the landscape is about the same now as it was way back then and my children play on the same rock ledges and grassy slopes as in the picutres. The Cannon's are still there and the view is so beautiful. You can walk on the dike, sit and watch the boats or walk to the other side of the area to let the kids play on the sandy play ground, beaches and bath house when summer's here. If you're lucky you might catch the settlers camping or a fight against the Red Coats with muskets. There are events like that scheduled throughout the summer.

Visited October 2013
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful place!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Fort Phoenix is a nice place to sit on a bench & watch the fishing busts come & go. Nice to visit anytime, when it's not too cold. Take a walk on the dike, bring a basket ball or have a picnic! Enjoy

Visited September 2013
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PearlRiver NY
1 review
“A very beautiful piece of New England.History abounds ,and beauty is unequaled.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

A favorite place of mine.Grew up there and have many fond memoires, don't know of a more beautiful place in my eyes.Hope to retire there soon,tired of the rat
\race here in Rockland County.

Visited June 2013
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