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Putnam Memorial State Park

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Address: 492 Black Rock Tpke, Redding, CT 06896-1606
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+1 203-938-2285
11:00 - 17:00
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Interesting park to visit.

This is a very nice park with a lot of history. There's a picnic area and a visitors center. It is a great place for children when they have the reenactment.

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Redding, Connecticut
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New England
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179 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Putnam Park was a staple of my life growing up in Redding. My parents took me there for picnics and to go fishing. The historical part was lost on me until I became a lot older, but going back there now and seeing the encampments, touring the new museum (which was an open pavilion back in the day), and chatting... More 

Thank David J H
Redding, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Encampment s still visible with firebacks remaining from the winter of 1778. Information center and guided tours. Enactment of war featured once a year. Bronze statue of General Putnam on his horse at park entrance.

Thank Jean T
Redding, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The park is actually two entities on both sides of Black Rock Turnpike ( RT 58). One side of the park has picnic tables on the pond with a paved walking trail trough that half of the park . The opposite side , has longer walking trails along Revolutionary War encampment sites and a museum with artifacts and the history... More 

Thank marianne c
Redding, Connecticut
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93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a very nice park with a lot of history. There's a picnic area and a visitors center. It is a great place for children when they have the reenactment.

Thank helenjoe16
Danbury, Connecticut
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88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Saw this place on my way to a clients house. Stopped in with my dog afterwards for about an hour. Its a beautiful park with a path that goes farther than you would expect. Lovely little pond. Just a nice surprise than offers more than you could expect.

Thank Joe V
New Haven, Connecticut
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have been a life long CT resident but never really spent any time at Putman State Park nor knew of the history. This past weekend, Sat Nov 7 2015, there was a Rev War Reenactment held at the park. I spent the day learning about the period and the role of this parkland played in formation of the USA.... More 

Thank GTR1999
Redding, Connecticut
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful park. The reenactment last week was amazing. Great place to hike. Interesting museum. Fun for all

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Carver, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Peaceful with much flora and fauna and old trees. Sites are well marked and significance of revolutionary battles can be envisioned. Birds are numerous if you dabble in ornithologist skills. Bring binoculars. Dirt road. Free. About an hour to take time or longer

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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

One of the very best places to see the mountains as well as the pasture type settings. Year round hikes are doable. lots of space to wander around and have fun for the family.

Thank Joseph P
Sandy Hook
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Putnam Memorial state park is the oldest state park in CT. It was an encampment for revolutionary war soldiers and remnants of the encampment are still visible. They have 2 museums on site and a knowledgeable staff to answer questions or give a brief tour or you can watch some professionally created videos. The statue in front of the park... More 

Thank Ron C

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