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Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
+1 860-444-7591
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90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Impressive old granite fort. Good place for a day trip. Also has a fishing pier on site. Fishing varies with season. Other places nearby are the Coast Guard Academy and the submarine mueseum.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Spent a lovely Sunday walking the grounds of Fort Trumbull State Park. What a gem! Beautiful grounds and friendly, helpful staff (mostly volunteers!!!). Excellent welcome center and nice gift shop. The Fort has a long history all the way back to the Revolution. Reading of...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is an excellent example of the coastal forts that were built around the civil war era. There are some very interesting exhibits within the fort itself, plus the extensive grounds around it are good for walking. It can be reached either by car or...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Visited Fort Trumbull when I was in New London last week. It's a nicely restored Fort originally commissioned by George Washington. It's a bit of a climb if you are entering from the Thames River side where the water taxi drops you off, but the...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We took about and hour and a half to tour Fort Trumball State Park and the fort. Our pet, Cotton was also allowed to visit the fort. The staff was outstanding both at the main tour office and the gift shop. The fort needs some...More

Thank XWagonmaster
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Beautiful spot to take in a nice slice of history. On a nice day, bring a blanket,some beach cheers and a picnic. Watch the the ferries come in and out of New London and enjoy the water view.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Fort Trumbull is on the Connecticut River near downtown New London. It's history goes back to the Revolution, but the physical fort is in its 3rd incarnation - from Civil War times. The tour is self guided - with great views of the river from...More

Thank riny
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We arrived late so we weren't able to go into the fort. We walked around the fort along the Waterfront. The view is beautiful. It was serene. The pier is a good place for fishing or just sitting and listening to the city. The walk...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Great views of the boats coming in and out of the river. Nicely kept grounds. Good walking area. Has facilities also.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Fort Trumbull is rich with history. Though none of the original fortifications from the Revolutionary War still stand, there is one blockhouse that does date back to 1786. The current fort was built between 1839 and 1852 and much of it has been beautifully restored....More

Thank Allen21096
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Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
I always see kids there and they seem to be having fun. They usually climbing on the cannons outside and as was said previously, plenty of places to run around including a big hill.
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Ann S
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Response from Victor B | Reviewed this property |
Go on line and read the history b/4 you go. It is never closed except for the small visitors museum. Walk the battlefield, take in the view and remember the patriots who died there defending liberty and freedom from an... More
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