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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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I brought my daughter here while on vacation. I wanted to show her the history of the area I grew... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Havelock, North Carolina
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Nice state park! Interesting American History!

It does not have the grandeur or history of Fort McHenry of Baltimore (see my Tripadvisor review... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel
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57 Fort St, Groton, CT 06340-3903
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I brought my daughter here while on vacation. I wanted to show her the history of the area I grew up in. After being back to the area after 30+ years, I now greatly appreciate what the American Patriots had done for their country during...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

It does not have the grandeur or history of Fort McHenry of Baltimore (see my Tripadvisor review), but nonetheless my wife and I who were on a sight-seeing tour of America enjoyed meandering through the ruins and tunnel of this fort with all its important...More

Thank Yitzchak M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Love seeing old Forts with history of Ct. Was surprised that there were not more people visiting this site.

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Connecticut is limited in Revolution activity as most active is Westchester, NY around Philly and the South. Went with my son as we checked it out after the Nautalis Sub and the Sub memorial. Good historical aspect and museum is good for such a small...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to see the new platform showing how the local militia may have seen the fort. A simple but nice addition to this great place of sacrifice. Well worth a stop.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

It was a lot of fun to climb the tower! Good view from the top. I’m not much into history, but I have to say I was happy I went

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is truly hallowed ground amazingly well kept and preserved. I was impressed by the tower, which my husband and daughter climbed. There are 167 steps, I believe. I've climbed St. Augustine Lighthouse which is taller, but inside this tower it is so tight I...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A great place for young and old especially if you enjoy American History. Beautiful breathtaking views of the Thames River and the Groton Bank. Stop by the Bill Library to round off tip at the top of the Bank and then visit the Avery Cop...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Fort Griswold (once called Groton Fort) is at the top of a hill just downstream of the Gold Star bridge just up from Thames Street, and WELL worth a visit if you are in the area. The fort is basically a large rock and earth...More

Thank Tommy599
Reviewed 23 May 2018

On September 6, 17781 British Colonel Edward Eyre commanding 800 regular troops attacked Fort Griswold. In a 40 minute fight 88 of 165 American troops were massacred, with American Colonel William Ledyard being killed while handing over his sword. His grave is the only grave...More

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18 March 2018|
Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that you can get information via your cell phone speaker about the history of the fort and other info once you stop into the small & interesting onsite museum prior to strolling the grounds, where they... More
Jack L
11 January 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
There is some on street parking.