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.
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.
The house sheltered the wounded after the Battle of Groton Heights. It remains a testament to the family that heroically took a stand here. Learn more.
Fort Trumbull was built in 1852. Its ramparts offer spectacular views of the harbor and overviews of the park. It features a world-class visitor center depicting over 225 years of military history. Learn more.
This downtown area buzzes with delicious dining experiences, shops, music and art venues. Over 30 eateries populate this 26-block National Register Historic District. Learn more.
Connecticut College is a private liberal arts college located next door to the Lyman Allyn Museum and across the street from the US Coast Guard Academy.Learn more.