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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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Address: 57 Fort St, Groton, CT 06340-3903
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+1 860-449-6877
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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It's free and a whole lotta steps to the top but it's a real cool view of New London and The Thames River! Cool place to walk around too and see the bunkers and tunnel!

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Mashantucket, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free and a whole lotta steps to the top but it's a real cool view of New London and The Thames River! Cool place to walk around too and see the bunkers and tunnel!

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Thank elsamanelsa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess the forts don't operate for much of the year. It is very seasonable. Don't know why. Who knows when an attack will come. The place was great to visit and just look from the outside and walk around the grounds. Really wish I could have gone inside the building/museum. Come on guys, open year round.

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Thank Ed G
Connecticut
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great family day place. Cute museum and lots of !ocal history. Visit the Bill Memorial Library while you are there.

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Thank bayberry39
Groton, Connecticut
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I great location to have a picnic and enjoy the view.It ia also a historical site too.An open area to bicycle or walk.

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A place to see history. Great site over looking the river. This old fort is made of earthworks. Great place to watch the fireworks over the river.

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Thank Tim H
Brownsville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

While in New London we decided to see the battle field. Not the typical state park as there is no defined parking area. You can see it all from the street level.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history, or the American Revolution, you will enjoy a visit here. The fort itself isn't gated so you can visit at any time. This is one of the best preserved forts from this time period and it's easy to envision the battle unfolding. In September 1781, British forces under command of the traitor Benedict Arnold... More 

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Thank Robert S
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice walk around the fort, good history, and great views of the river! Highly recommend this in Groton.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice place. It is fairly small - as it was for the revolutionary war. It is a quick visit in a well maintained park - not too much to see, so it does not require much time to walk around. There is a neat monument that looks like a miniature stone Washington Monument that you can go up a few... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The repairs being done to the entrance have been completed. Not only a great historical site but a beautiful view of the river , Fort Trumbull and New London across the river. The museum is small but very informative. The view from the top of the monument is spectacular but there is no elevator, it is 166 steps. Call the... More 

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