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“The British are coming!”

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Groton
Certificate of Excellence
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Groton, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The British are coming!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

If in a hurry, do not bother as there is much to absorb from this battlefield and the excellent museum and tower available to visitors. Learning and being reminded of historical events in our nation's past deserves a day. Bring a picnic lunch (no alcohol) to enjoy hillside while looking down the Thames River where the British made their entry. Cannons and plaques inform of the battle on grounds that are open to roaming. The stonework of the museum is beautiful and the contents are informing. If you are lucky enough to be in Groton for the annual Sailfest, bring a blanket and or chairs and stake out a section of the hillside battlefield for the firework display @ 9 pm. Food vendors set up early in the day so make full day of having fun. Do respect parking bans.

Visited July 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Alot of History”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

You can see where it all was at one time. I recomend a Warm Dry Day. Alot of Walking and it could get muddy in some areas. Neat little piece of History. No onsite Visitors Building. Kinda wished they did more for that Battlefield/Park.

Visited March 2014
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Dallas
Level 6 Contributor
475 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“below expectations”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

my tour book gave me the impression of a museum and a true fort, but in reality, this are earth works and a couple of explanatory boards and pointers.

Visited February 2014
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Groton, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

This is a good place to go and watch the fireworks. It is also a good place just to take your kids and show them some history. The cannons are cool and the kids enjoy the tunnels.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“American History Overlooked”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Amazing fort from pre revolutionary times. Was a little hard to find but worth it. The fort, the monuments and the museum all made for a great day. Being able to walk the fort and its tunnels was great fun. The history is very interesting, American Revolution, Col. Ledyard, Benedict Arnold, The War of 1812. The museum is small but also an interesting place because it was a house that ended up being a hospital to treat wounded during the Battle of Groton Heights.
Oh, the museum is closed on Mon. & Tues. but you can still walk the fort.
We had a great time.

Visited July 2013
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