Tropical Storm Irene put a bit of a damper on last weekend’s activities, and was one of the tourist attractions hardest hit. The park was one of several places closed last Sunday due to the storm, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection kept the park’s fishing pier closed for a time. The pier is back open, and DEEP has also declared admission to state parks free for the weekend.
At Fort Trumbull, this means the admission fee charged to tour the information center and interior of the fort will be waived. These areas are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The grounds are open and free every day for visitors. The park is also hosting a free Labor Day concert by the Coast Guard Band at 3 p.m. on Sunday. More information on that event is here.
, which was closed Sunday through Tuesday due to the storm and cleanup efforts, has reopened. The beach welcomes The Reducers to the park on Saturday night for an 8 p.m. concert. The show is free, although regular parking fees apply.
The holiday weekend coincides with ’s free first Sunday. Admission is free for all visitors, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be activities including scratchboard portraits and free snacks. The museum will also air the movie Peter Pan at 3 p.m. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and closed on Monday per its usual hours.
The follows its regular hours of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The is open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The are open Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The is open noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.