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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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+1 860-444-7591

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Great place to visit!

Great views of the boats coming in and out of the river. Nicely kept grounds. Good walking area. Has facilities also.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views of the boats coming in and out of the river. Nicely kept grounds. Good walking area. Has facilities also.

Thank Debbie B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Trumbull is rich with history. Though none of the original fortifications from the Revolutionary War still stand, there is one blockhouse that does date back to 1786. The current fort was built between 1839 and 1852 and much of it has been beautifully restored. The grounds themselves are beautiful. Over the years, Fort Trumbull was used in different ways.... More 

Thank Allen21096
New London, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Trumbull has history, massive lawns and great views of the Thames River in New London. Visit the structure, have a picnic, fish off the pier and enjoy the view. There is a visitor center, a tour of the fort ($) and the Friends of Ft Trumbull have a gift shop open during the season - May through October. It... More 

Thank Hickyburn
Groton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 

1 Thank Marian G
Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

1 Thank Matthew T
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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.

Thank Mailman69
New London, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 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!

Thank n9
Windsor, Connecticut
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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 

Thank kzsull01
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 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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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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