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Description - *This information was provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection*

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.

Attractions - Fort Griswold State Park is home to a historic fort museum and monument.

Recreation - Tours to the historic fort museum leave periodically throughout the day.

Climate - The climate of this state involves a moderate amount of humidity, heat and cold. Summer highs reach 90 degrees F with low temperatures near 65 degrees. Evenings near the water can become cool and light jackets and sweaters are recommended. Winter temperatures average in the mid thirties during the day and in the teens at night. Rarely do temperatures dip to zero, especially in the southern portion of the state, where the water influences the more temperate weather.

Location - Off I-91: take Exit 22. Take Route 9S to the end. Take I-95N to Groton, take the second exit after the Gold Star Bridge (over the Thames River) onto the Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Follow signs to Fort Griswold.


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Contact Information:
Fort Griswold State Park, 90 Walbach Street , New London, Connecticut, 06023, Phone: (860) 444-7591
, dep.stateparks@po.state.ct.us

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Links:
Fort Griswold State Park - Official site for Fort Griswold State Park

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