Trip Planner USA  /  Connecticut  /  Groton  /  Historic Sites  /  Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton

Categories: Battlefields, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park is located in Groton. By using our Groton travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and other attractions in Groton.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • While in New London we decided to see the battle field. Not the typical state park as there is no defined parking area. You can see it all from the street level. 
  • If you are interested in history, or the American Revolution, you will enjoy a visit here. The fort itself isn't gated so you can visit at any time. This is one of the best preserved forts from this t...  read more »
  • Nice walk around the fort, good history, and great views of the river! Highly recommend this in Groton. 
  • Nice historical place that has good value. Walk through the fort and have a picnic in it. Walk through the museum and get a background of what happened at the battle. Climb up the Fort Griswold Monument and get spectacular views of the fort from above and New London Harbor. Great place to go, but has weird hours.
  • An amazing and well kept Revolutionary War fort. The museum is small but it has many artifacts and recreated items from the period. A fun trip for anyone interested in the subject.
  • Fort Griswold is a great place to walk around and absorb some history. It's right on the water and offers great views. Go for a walk and enjoy the sun, and history that you can't really find anywhere else.
  • Nice park to visit. The monument is open during the warmer months (check online before going for hours). The spiral staircase up the monument is not for the faint of heart, but the views at the top are rewarding. The adjacent museum is nice, informative, and free. Nearby is the Revolutionary War Fort Griswold earthworks, with a tunnel that leads to the Civil War era fort below. There is also a historical house down by the Civil War era fort called the Avery House that you can tour.
  • Well maintained historic spot with a cool view of the Thames River
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h