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.
One River. A Thousand Stories.
Here is just some of what you’ll find . . .
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.
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 Shaw Mansion was a naval headquarters during the revolution, and boasts a priceless collection of documents and artifacts. Learn more.
The oldest continuously operating U.S. custom house was designed by the architect of the Washington Monument. Learn more.
Like a wedding cake rising out of the Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River in Groton, Ledge Light was built in the Second Empire/Colonial Revival style in 1909 to address an increase in boat traffic around the turn of the century. Learn more.