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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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"cold war"
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"fishing pier"
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"visitor center"
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"thames river"
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"gift shop"
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"revolutionary war"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful park"
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"interesting history"
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"electric boat"
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"top level"
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"training school"
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"self guided tour"
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"coast guard"
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"three story"
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"labor day"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit was April 20 with the park's opening on Memorial Day. On arrival the main gate was open. Read a posted note about the season's opening. Not sure what to do until a mother & children drove in. She checked the season's opening date....More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Trumbull State Park is perched in a nice protective location on the banks of the Thames River. It was built to protect New London. It is reminiscent of Fort Monroe in Virginia.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We've walked around Fort Trumbull many times. It's right on the Thames River and very spread out. There some interesting history here. It doesn't cost anything to visit here and makes a great place to get some exercise if you are in the area.

Thank MisterMVA
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

very clean area 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 top of the fort and can see Fort Griswald across the river in Groton. There...More

1  Thank Leo G
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Nice historical spot with great views of the river. Sit and have a picnic and watch the ferries go by.

1  Thank fishersgirl
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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

1  Thank jim f
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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

2  Thank NMitchell2014
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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

1  Thank aztxca1
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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.

1  Thank Carl O
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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

1  Thank B W
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kagoodrum
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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
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
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