Groton is a town located along the banks of Thames River in the New London County of the state of Connecticut. Groton is home to Electric Boat Corporation, a major submarine contractor for the United States Navy. Major pharmaceutical company Pfizer is also located in Groton. Points of interest in Groton include: Gorton Monument, one of the oldest standing obelisks in the United States; Branford House; Fort Griswold, a former defensive fortification; Gungywamp, an archaeological site consisting of artefacts dating back to 770 BC; Pequot Fort; the New London Ledge Light; Jabez Smith House, a historic 1-1/2 story Cape style house museum; U.S. Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum; and The Edward Yeomans House.
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