Fort Trumbull State Park152 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320, USA, 06320, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8604447591
- Fax: +1-8604244070
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks
Nestled in a beautiful locality in New London, the historic Fort Trumbull State Park is a popular tourist attraction in Connecticut. Built in in the year 1777 on the banks of the Thames River in Long Island, this park boasts of a beautiful fort and a three-storeyed museum. Visitors are treated to fantastic views of the river and the adjoining areas from this park. The fishing pier and the well-maintained grounds add to the charm of this park. The Fort Trumbull State Park is perfect for a day’s trip!
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Fort Trumbull State Park Reviews & Ratings
This place houses a very positive environment for the learning of American history, military culture, scientific innovation, and engineering finesse. Truly a remarkable structure to behold within the warm welcoming of Connecticut. Getting a glimpse of the antique machines is always something i look forward too. After you're done getting your fill of the Fort, relaxing with a view of the ocean in the park is always worth it. I will definitely be coming back.
Clean and simple historical fort with wide open water views from the ground and top of the roof reached from inside of the the fort through circular stairwell. Spend one to two hours easily with a friend or family. Add some time on the river front for additional fun. You may take water taxi to two more stops returning back to fort which is very convenient.
If you like forts, this is one to see. If not - well, you probably wouldn't be reading this. Or maybe you're just a glutton for punishment? If so, this is a fine, fine place to punish yourself. There's nothing else quite like it in the state. Massive stone fort that is a bit reminiscent of castle. You can go inside and climb up on the parapet and shake your fist as seagulls. Some other interesting buildings on site too, like the old barracks and officers quarters and the even older blockhouse. Plenty of free parking, clean bathrooms (in visitors center) and you can make a day of it. The visitor center has a great, informative museum too (again, only if you dig museums. And if not, see above) and there is even a small gift shop in the barracks. You do have to make sure you go in season and on the weekend though. The interior of the fort is not always open and neither are some of the other facilities, like the gift shop. That one isn't much of a loss though. Kind of weird, not much there, but some sort of rummage sale thing going on in the back. I don't get it. Stick to the museum.
This is one of the greatest places on the eastern coast. I practically live here due to being disabled and seeking a residence in New London. The staff and facilities are wonderful. The grounds and general layout is great. Folks come to jog walk, go fishing, have partys, play with their dog's. It's simply a great! Then theres the activity on the Thames. Just come and enjoy.
Decent amount of parking. The museum is very well set up and worth the money. There are interactive areas for building your own fort via computer touch screen. My 12 year old cousin loved it. They also have videos with sit benches for taking a rest while learning American history. The views from the fort are beautiful with great photo and selfie ops. Spacious grounds around the fort provide a pleasurable walking experience. The welcome center/museum has clean bathroom accommodations. I recommend this for a great morning or afternoon trip solo, couples, family, or group trip. Always remember safety, preparedness, be aware, and HAVE FUN!! 😁