Fort Hale ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT 06512, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2039468790
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Named after Nathan Hale a prominent soldier and a spy during the American Revolutionary War, the 20-acre Fort Hale Park includes three forts- a 17th century fort, a Revolutionary War-era fort and a Civil War-era fort. The fort was built to protect the port of New Haven and with the Black Rock Fort (dating back to the 18th century), the park has now become one of the most important historic places around the city.
You can still find a Powder Magazine preserved here used to store gunpowder. After a tedious reconstruction, today the fort has a drawbridge, moat, ramparts, and a "bombproof" bunker, that would have originally served during war. You can also find a statue of Nathan Hale sculpted by Bela Lyon Pratt standing in the park. The pier that overlooks the beautiful Long Island Sound is a highlight in itself while bird watchers come here to spot beautiful birds around the park.
For tourists, the historic fortification, lush green terrain, picnic tables, a sandy beach, a playground, a bocce court and the beautiful walking trails that embrace nature, combine to make this is perfect weekend spot or an afternoon hangout place.
Fort Hale Park Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and binoculars if you want to bird watch.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fort Hale Park
- Admission to the place is Free
Fort Hale Park Hours
- Open daily May- Labor Day: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
How to Reach Fort Hale Park
- By Bus: Townsend Ave and Ley St
- By taking a Taxi
- By walking
- By renting a Bike
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