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Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
+1 860-444-7591
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History and Fun

Not far from the interstate and most things are free. There is a lot to see, the earthworks, the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
jim f
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lovely place - mostly free

We stopped here quite randomly as USS Cole was there for weekend (8-10 Sept) and was free to go on... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Comber, United Kingdom
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90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
+1 860-444-7591
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not far from the interstate and most things are free. There is a lot to see, the earthworks, the granite fort, the museum and visitors center. Covers everything from the American Revolution to the Cold War. A beautiful view of the Thames River from the...More

Thank jim f
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here quite randomly as USS Cole was there for weekend (8-10 Sept) and was free to go on board. Initially that was our main purpose of visit but we ended up spending some time walking around the grounds and the fort itself. There...More

Thank NMitchell2014
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything from 18th century earthworks -- to the latest in war engineering of the mid-19th century -- to research for cold war spying of the 20th century can be seen on display in this dramatic stone fort. It's es to get to in New London,...More

Thank aztxca1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

a lot of history at Fort Trumbull State Park, Fantastic river views with all kind of boat activity, ferries, sail boats, submarines.

Thank Carl O
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice State Park with exhibits and movies. Learn about the history of this fort in their three story museum, then visit the fort. Terrific views from the top level. Fun for kids of all ages. They do a very nice job of putting it...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 9 August 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.

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 24 July 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

Thank HikerTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 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

Thank funlover_8
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank NatashaExploresWorld
Reviewed 17 July 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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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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7 November 2016|
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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