DEEP: Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park


CT State Parks and Forests Main Page

Park Location
Park Avenue

Park Contact Information
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
(860) 449-6877
(Seasonal)
c/o Fort Trumbull State Park
90 Walbach Street Address
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591

 

 
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility}
ACCESSIBILITY
This park offers:
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Museum
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Parking
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Picnic Tables
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Portable Toilet

HOURS:
The museum and monument are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

PETS:
Pets on a leash are permitted.

STATE PARKS CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email:
Telephone:
(860) 424-3200
Fax:
(860) 424-4070

{Fort Griswold State Park} Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Groton
Add a touch of reality to your Revolutionary War history lesson with a visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitorous Benedict Arnold.
Activities Facilities Directions Map Overview
Activities
{Historic Fort Museum} Tour the Historic Fort Museum {Monument} Monument
Facilities
Museum, Picnic Tables, Flush Toilets
{Fort Griswold}
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton
Directions
Coming From I-95 North: take Exit 87 (Left Hand Exit) onto Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at first light onto Meridian Street.  Turn left at first light onto Mitchell Street.  Take second right onto Park Avenue.  Park is one block straight ahead.
 
Coming From I-95 South:  take Exit 87 onto Clarence B. Sharp Highway.  Turn right at first light onto Meridian Street.  Turn left at first light onto Mitchell Street.  Take second right onto Park Avenue.  Park is one block straight ahead.
Fees
 
There are no parking fees at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.
More Information
Map
A map is not available for this park.
View other State Parks and Forests maps.

Overview
This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after the battle has been restored on the grounds. A Revolutionary War museum also depicts the era. Fort Griswold was designated as a state park in 1953.
 

Other Nearby State Recreation Areas Include:
Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve
Location: Route 117 Exit from I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike). Right onto Route 1, left on Depot Road, continue under railroad overpass to parking area.
Activities:  Biking, Hiking, Saltwater Fishing
Charge: None
{Fort Griswold}
Fort Griswold State Park
Fort Trumbull State Park, New London
Location: On  I-95S to New London cross over the Gold Star Bridge (Thames River) and take Exit 84S towards Downtown New London.
Additional street directions
Activities: Historic Fort and Grounds, Visitor Center Exhibits, Saltwater Fishing, Waterfront Walk
Charge: Fee for touring Fort and Visitor Center Exhibits
Haley Farm State Park, Groton 
Location: Follow Route 215 south to Brook Street in Groton
Activities: Biking, Birding, Hiking
Charge: None

Related Links
Connecticut Tourism Information
{Link to Top of Page}

 
Content last updated April 2013