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Perched on the hills above the Connecticut River, Gillette Castle State Park features an early 20th-century mansion and a series of lakeside
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Get outside and enjoy a fresh sea breeze on the grounds of America's premiere maritime history museum. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic guests are welcome to a safe, slightly modified experience where they can climb aboard tall ships, explore a preservation shipyard where shipwrights restore historic wooden vessels, stroll through heirloom gardens, and relax on a bench overlooking a classic New England riverfront. Most indoor exhibits, with clear social distancing guidelines and a regular cleaning schedules, have been opened for visitors to enjoy. Special themed activities, planetarium programs and music available on weekends.
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Visit Connecticut’s largest shoreline park with its 2 mi (3.2 km) long beach. and swim, surf, or relax under the sun at Hammonasset Beach Sta

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