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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 Gardens

I️ love coming here to walk, with or without dogs. It’s a beautiful park with a beach, mansion, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashlyn R
Glastonbury, Connecticut
via mobile

I love walking through Harkness Park. The grounds are taken care of so nicely just recently had my... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Waterford, Connecticut
via mobile
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This 1906 Roman Renaissance Classical Revival-style mansion belonged to philanthropist Edward Harkness.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3823
+1 860-443-5725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I️ love coming here to walk, with or without dogs. It’s a beautiful park with a beach, mansion, and other amenities. My favorite things are the gardens! They are colorful and well maintained. It’s a bit tricky to see them at times because of the...More

Thank Ashlyn R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I love walking through Harkness Park. The grounds are taken care of so nicely just recently had my daughters senior pictures taken there. A beautiful backdrop!

Thank X4304RWmandys
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This park is a major gem to CT. It is just gorgeous with its beautiful well-manicured lawns with large shade trees, multiple gardens, a mansion that you can tour, white sandy beach (I have never seen white sand in CT) clear clean water which many...More

Thank cjrmay20
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This seaside park is a beautiful spot for a picnic on a spring day. The views of the ocean are spectacular and the gardens and mansion on the property are beautiful particularly in the spring. There is a beach available on the property but swimming...More

Thank semic64
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Large waves lots of rocks but nice view of waves crashing against the gigantic boulders off to the left of the beach definitely reccomend climbing the cliff and just watching the waves hit the rocks below you. absolutley breath-taking. Anyone looking to spend a few...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Spent the day walking our sweet pup. Lots of beautiful trails and really spectacular that it’s a quiet area to enjoy. Will look forward to coming back different times of the year.

Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Even though it was late summer, there were still some nice flowers in the gardens. We enjoyed walking around the gardens and peeking in the mansion windows.

Thank LFS517
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this on Trip Advisor and planned to drive by the park estate grounds, but learned that there was a chance to pop in for a tour in the Harkeness Mansion. We decided to join the tour with a very congenial, informative guide that...More

Thank qualitydeal
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place is gorgeous! A nice beach. Lots of picnic tables. An absolute perfect location for a family gathering. BBQs, birthday parties, picnics. You have to check this place out.

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This park is a hidden gem mostly used by locals. The mansion and gardens are magnificent and it's easy to imagine the life of the former owners as you stroll through the gardens and sit by the water. A beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

Thank phillyphil2015
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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.
3 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.