Ye Antientist Burial Ground Granite St & Hempstead St, New London, CT06320 Dating back to 1652, Ye Antientist Burial Ground is one of the oldest graveyards in the region. The city maintained it…More until 1793, and families owning plots continued to manage it until 1845. The site overlooks the Thames River, and Benedict Arnold is said to have stood nearby to observe the British attacks on Fort Griswold and New London in 1781.
As the third defensive structure to occupy this New London site, Fort Trumbull's present stone fortress was built…More 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.
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.
Guided summer tours include the fort and an exhibit hall, but visitors may explore the grounds and use a fishing pier throughout the year.
Old Town Mill 8 Mill St, New London, CT06320 It stands in the open, right where it's been since 1650, but the Old Town Mill is almost obscured by the…More surrounding hills and highway overpasses above. Once you find it you'll feel like you've entered a different era, a time when local farmers brought their grain here to be ground into flour. The history of the mill mirrors that of New London itself. Built by town founder and Governor John Winthrop Jr., burned by Benedict Arnold, rebuilt many times over the years, it's been both a tourist attraction and a functioning part of daily life, sometimes simultaneously. Today the lawn, the cobblestones, the water flowing under the wooden wheel and the mill building itself give this site the feel of a peaceful secret in the midst of the city.