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Fort Trumbull State Park

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Address: 90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
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Fascinating and a great view!

I've lived in the area a long time but really hadn't explored Fort Trumbull. It's fascinating. It has so much history! The rooms inside the Fort have been newly reorganized... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marian G
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Groton, Connecticut
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Groton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in the area a long time but really hadn't explored Fort Trumbull. It's fascinating. It has so much history! The rooms inside the Fort have been newly reorganized. There is a fee for the Visitor's Center but definitely worth it. Be sure to get to the top of the ramparts for the best bird's eye view of the... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Well worth a visit. Located on the banks of the Thames River with wonderful views of Long Island Sound and Electric Boat. Great place to walk and relax. An imposing fortress with a long history. Bring your camera, dog on a leash and enjoy. The actual Fort is closed after Labor Day but is still open for viewing from the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The fort was closed for the season but were able to walk around the grounds. The fort is still intact and the area around the fort is a nice little walk.

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Thank Mailman69
New London, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Please visit this park, I have lived in New London and truely wish I starting going there a long time ago! Great for walking and admiring the water!

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Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a Revolutionary War fort rebuilt in the 1800s that served several different purposes until the late 1900s. The fort is well preserved and the museum has a good video and lot of great exhibits with interesting details depicting the events tied to the timeline of the fort. The views of New London Harbor and the river are spectacular.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A quiet place to visit, walk or picnic. See the inside of the fort for a small fee. Outside access is free.

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CT, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Learning about the history of the fort was very interesting -from Revolutionary era through cold war it. It seems to be a place that was always a little bit behind the curve and underutilized or perhaps a bit of a boondoggle, but the massive stone fort is impressive and commands a fine view. The museum was compact but fun in... More 

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Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped the week after labor day and was disappointed because they are closed after labor day. Really? A state Park closed after a holiday? Come on CT you can do better. The walk and views are spectacular but we would have loved to tour the fort as well. Oh well, maybe next time

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Windsor,CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

So glad this is not a condo area or fancy homes on the river. Perfect for history buffs and those that want to enjoy fishing, viewing and relaxing w/o spending $

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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I took my parents to the fort and the museum in July; the museum is just the right size to be comprehensive without being too exhausting, and it was nice to walk through the fort after reading all about its history. I wouldn't take a toddler to the museum, but there is a scavenger hunt suitable for young children (the... More 

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