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CT Open House Day on the Thames – June 8, 2024

Discover both the hidden and larger-than-life gems in Groton and New London during CT Open House Day.

Once a year on the 2nd Saturday in June, sites in Thames River Heritage Park host open houses in celebration of CT Open House Day. Start in Groton Heights or Downtown New London or Fort Trumbull State Park for a fun-filled day filled with special events, festivals, demonstrations, and guided tours. 

The special hop-on, hop-off harbor cruise/water taxi will be operating to kick off the weekend!

More info regarding the schedule and rates to come.

Just take a look at the specials and opportunities the Park has to offer you on Saturday.

  • Avery-Copp House Museum Neighborhood Celebration 
    Saturday, June 8 | 10AM-3PM | See special summer exhibits at the Avery-Copp House Museum. Meet a Revolutionary War soldier. Take your own picture with our vintage paper moon photo prop, discover the fairy garden, and play old-fashioned games for children.

  • Fort Griswold Guided Tours / Monument Climb
    Saturday, June 8 | 10AM-3PM
    Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park will greet visitors to the Fort on CT Open House Day, Climb 166 steps to the top of the Groton Monument, tour the Monument Museum, or enjoy a guided tour of the battlefield at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Do some shopping for great books, mugs, patches, and other Fort Griswold memorabilia. ADMISSION – FREE

  • Fort Trumbull Visitor Center 
    Saturday, June 8 | 9AM-5PM
    Immerse yourself in an interactive history lesson at the visitor center or just walk the Fort and its ramparts for a view of the Thames River. A visit to Fort Trumbull has something for everyone including a boardwalk, fishing pier and hop-on, hop-off Harbor Cruises for visits to historic Downtown New London and historic Groton Bank. Grounds open dawn to dusk. ADMISSION – FREE*


  • Ebenezer Avery House Guided Tours
    Saturday, June 8 | 10AM-3PM
    Located at the base of Fort Griswold and a short walk from Thames River Landing where the water taxi docks, this 1750 circa home which became hospital of necessity after the Battle of fort Griswold is filled with period pieces that is sure to bring delight to all who enter. ADMISSION – FREE*


  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum 
    Saturday, June 8 | 10AM-5PM
    Explore the museum’s permanent collection exhibitions American Perspectives and Tiffany in New London. Family centric exploration guides are free to pick up to help young learners enjoy the museum. 


More Events and Heritage Site Information coming soon!

*Free Admission available on CT Open House Day – June 8, 2024.

See you in the Park!

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