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Fort Trumbull State Park

90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
+1 860-444-7591
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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LOCATION
90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320-5507
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+1 860-444-7591
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"cold war"
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"visitor center"
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"fishing pier"
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"thames river"
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"gift shop"
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"revolutionary war"
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"interesting history"
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"electric boat"
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"beautiful park"
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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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Reviewed yesterday

At Fort Trumbull State park you can learn about history, watch the activities in the Thames river and relax and fish. It dates back to 1839 and is part of Third System of Fortification. There is parking and a visitor center.

Thank Fernando R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids (teens) enjoyed the history and all the information, which is saying something! I like that it included detail from the Revolutionary War and since! The views are fantastic as well.

Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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 27 May 2018

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.

3  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.

1  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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kagoodrum
23 June 2017|
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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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