Park Sites Groton

Historic Groton Bank

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.

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

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.

Ebenezer Avery House

The house sheltered the wounded after the Battle of Groton Heights. It remains a testament to the family that heroically took a stand here.

Avery-Copp House

A Victorianized colonial home furnished with what the original inhabitants used daily. Enjoy guided tours and events.

US SUBVETS WW II National Memorial East

The SUBVETS WWII National Memorial East on the riverbank is dedicated to the 3,617 submariners who lost their lives during WWII. It displays the sail of USS Flasher heading out to sea.

Submarine Force Museum / USS Nautilus

Visitors to the Submarine Force Museum & Library are invited to step aboard the USS NAUTILUS, the world’s first nuclear submarine know for its explorations under the polar ice.

Bill Memorial Library

Bill Memorial Library, founded by Frederic Bill in 1888, is a public library located in Historic Groton Bank.