Fort Trumbull State Park

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<p>As the third defensive structure to occupy this New London site, Fort Trumbull's present stone fortress was built between 1839 and 1852. The first fort was attacked by British forces, led by Benedict Arnold, in 1781, ultimately causing the defenders to evacuate as New London was burned.</p>
<p>After serving as the site for Civil War training, the first Coast Guard academy, and a Cold War military research institute, the fort was transferred to the state of Connecticut and opened as its newest state park in 2000.</p> <p>Guided summer tours include the fort and an exhibit hall, but visitors may explore the grounds and use a fishing pier throughout the year.</p>
90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591
  • Hours: Wed - Sun, 9am - 4pm. The fort is open between May 21 and Columbus Day, but exterior grounds are open year round 8am to sunset.
  • Accessible: yes
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