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Connecticut State Parks

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Connecticut
Mystic Country Region
Fort Griswold State Park
Fort Griswold State Park Overlooking River © Karol Livote
Fort Griswold State Park The Buildings © Karol Livote
Fort Griswold State Park The Fort Grounds © Karol Livote
Fort Griswold State Park Fort Griswold © June L. Mita
Fort Griswold is in New London. This shot was taken from a rock cave walkway that gives a great view of the monument.
Fort Griswold State Park The Tower © Karol Livote
FORT GRISWOLD STATE PARK
FORT GRISWOLD STATE PARK
90 Walbach Street
New London, Connecticut   06023

Phone: 860-444-7591
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
Email:
Add a touch of reality to your Revolutionary War history lesson with a visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitorous Benedict Arnold.
History of the Area
This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after the battle has been restored on the grounds. A Revolutionary War museum also depicts the era.
Passes
Connecticut has made state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more accessible to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer. Under the Passport to the Parks program, parking fees are now eliminated at Connecticut State Parks for those with Connecticut registered vehicles. You can view the CONNECTICUT PASSPORT TO THE PARKS web page to learn more.
Nearby Accommodations
BBs / Inns
Located along the CT Shoreline midway between New York City and Boston, and only one hour from Hartford, with tons of local attractions both on the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River.
14.6 miles from park*
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Area Attractions
Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve. Location: Route 117 Exit from I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike). Right onto Route 1, left on Depot Road, continue under railroad overpass to parking area. Activities: Biking, Hiking, Saltwater Fishing.Charge: None

Fort Trumbull State Park, New London. Location: On I-95S to New London cross over the Gold Star Bridge (Thames River) and take Exit 84S towards Downtown New London. Activities: Historic Fort and Grounds, Visitor Center Exhibits, Saltwater Fishing, Waterfront Walk. Charge: Fee for touring Fort and Visitor Center Exhibits

Haley Farm State Park, Groton. Location: Follow Route 215 south to Brook Street in Groton. Activities: Biking, Birding, Hiking. Charge: None

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Area Campgrounds
Odetah Camping Resort
38 Bozrah St Ext
Bozrah, CT
860-889-4144
Aces High RV Park
301 Chesterfield Road
East Lyme, CT
Camp Niantic-By-The-Atlantic
271 West Main Street
Niantic, CT
860-739-9308
Mystic KOA
#118 Route 49
North Stonington, CT
860-599-5101
Seaport Campground
PO Box 104
Old Mystic,, CT
860-536-4044
Hidden Acres Family Campground
47 River Road
Preston, CT
860-887-9633
Strawberry Park Resort Campground
42 Pierce Road
Preston, CT
Indianfield Campground
306 Old Calchester Road
Salem, CT
860-859-1320
Witch Meadow Lake Campground
139 Witch Meadow Road
Salem, CT
860-859-1542
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
BBs / Inns
Located in the shoreline village of Madison, CT, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.
26.7 miles from park*

Directions
Coming From I-95 North: take Exit 87 (Left Hand Exit) onto Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at first light onto Meridian Street. Turn left at first light onto Mitchell Street. Take second right onto Park Avenue. Park is one block straight ahead. Coming From I-95 South: take Exit 87 onto Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at first light onto Meridian Street. Turn left at first light onto Mitchell Street. Take second right onto Park Avenue. Park is one block straight ahead.

Connecticut
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Connecticut State Parks

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