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Harkness Memorial State Park

275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3823
+1 860-443-5725
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Beautiful setting for a wedding

The mansion and park was a beautiful setting for a outdoor wedding with the ocean in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim K
via mobile
Let's go fly a kite! By the sea..

This my favorite park in all of Connecticut! I love the formal gardens at the mansion, the great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oakdale, Connecticut
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This 1906 Roman Renaissance Classical Revival-style mansion belonged to philanthropist Edward Harkness.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3823
+1 860-443-5725
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The mansion and park was a beautiful setting for a outdoor wedding with the ocean in the background. The only downside was having your ceremony outside you had people picnicking and playing games around you that we had to ask to be quiet a few...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This my favorite park in all of Connecticut! I love the formal gardens at the mansion, the great walking trails, the beach and the dunes covered in beach roses.. the osprey in the marshes, and the open lawns for flying kites, yoga, picnics and just...More

Thank Cynten858
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot, the gardens are nice. We couldn't go into the buildings (you might never be able to) but they were still nice to just see. Bathrooms are terrible though.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfront park to roam around. With a small beach area, rocks on the coast to sit on, grass to lounge on, trees to rest under and plenty of picnic tables and grills to use. The Eolia house was an interesting tour. The gardens are...More

Thank S Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great scenery! It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying themselves on the grounds. Beach, mansion, gardens, and plenty of open manicured space!

Thank Spiketravelmeister
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is my favorite pretty place in New England. It's a historical mansion with a gorgeous sprawling garden, and surrounding areas good for walking and picnicking. Amazing for DIY portraits!

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

what a delight to find on our bike ride through quiet neighborhoods and such pretty grounds and views to be had

Thank connie01867
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I came here for a wedding. The grounds were beautiful and very well taken care of. I would love to return to spend time with the kids. Would make a great spot for family photo shoot.

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Harkness is probably one of the nicest places for a picnic. There are a limited number of free standing grills to cook on. There is an expanse of open lawn space for games. It is also dog friendly for walking (not sure if only off...More

Thank DFS60
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful property with plenty of room for the children to run. Gardens, beach and pavilion. So much to see and the property is kept up so well. Try to go when they are giving a tour of the mansion. Worth it!

Thank Melichloh
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Tabatha F
22 April 2017|
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Response from greeneyedlustr | Reviewed this property |
Flowers are blooming already
27 August 2016|
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Response from BEEBEE4545 | Reviewed this property |
They close up at 6:00 PM.
4 July 2016|
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Response from redneck55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it can But I haven't heard of it doing so lately. Being July 4th, I would get the early. Hope this helps Have a great Holiday.

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