In colonial times Joshua Hempsted wrote in a diary almost every day of his adult life, a record that is used by scholars worldwide. Learn more.
One River. A Thousand Stories.
Here is just some of what you’ll find . . .
Groton Bank, a historic village on the east bank of the Thames River, is home to a few hundred houses, three churches, a library, two museums, and a Revolutionary War battlefield all dating primarily from Colonial times to a century ago. Learn more.
America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, lived an itinerant life but spent considerable time in his youth here. It is the setting for one of best-known plays, Long Day’s Journey into Night. Learn more.
Fort Griswold Battlefield occupies a vantage point 125 feet above the river. The fort is the site of a 1781 massacre led by Benedict Arnold. Eighty-five of the 165 local defenders lost their lives on that day. Learn more.
A Victorianized colonial home furnished with what the original inhabitants used daily. Enjoy tours by costumed guides. Learn more.
The oldest continuously operating U.S. custom house was designed by the architect of the Washington Monument. Learn more.