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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

57 Fort St, Groton, CT 06340-3903
+1 860-449-6877
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Cold and rainy but worth the visit for us

So much history up here, and we missed a lot because we were here in January, and many houses and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay M
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Augusta, GA
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Great piece of history

This park is very large & open with an interesting cell phone tour. It is very interesting and a... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
KATHRYN K
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57 Fort St, Groton, CT 06340-3903
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much history up here, and we missed a lot because we were here in January, and many houses and forts were closed. This fort played a big part in the Revolutionary War in the defense of the Port of New London where supplies were...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This park is very large & open with an interesting cell phone tour. It is very interesting and a nice view of the Thames River.

1  Thank KATHRYN K
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

There are signs with a telephone number that you cal call for a recording guiding you through the fort. The recording clearly described different areas of the fort you may be in and directs you to press a number corresponding to the location you are...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Small museum traces the history of the fort. Very knowledgeable staff member. You can climb the monument but it's 167 steps. Terrific view. You can walk around the fort and grounds. Fun for a nice couple of hours on a nice day. Ferry boat to...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of history about the area and various battles in this area. Nice interesting museum, great for a rainy day.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Found this driving around the area and stopped in for a leisurely walk around their paths on the very nice grounds. Plenty of History here and envisioning the battle fort defending by the sea, for all of us. Glad we stopped and enjoyed some cheese...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I was born in Groton and attended elementary school next to the monument. Climbed every step to the top many times. I was raised very close by. I walked every foot of stone wall surrounding the fort. The history is AMAZING and you can feel...More

1  Thank Mel R
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Climbing the 166 steps to the top takes it out of you, but the view once you get up there is amazing! You can look down upon the ruins of the Old fort and see all the way to the ocean! be sure to visit...More

1  Thank DanFromWalhalla
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 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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Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank Ed G
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