Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Hear some of the 1000 stories of the Thames River Heritage Park during our free guided walking tours. Led by local authors and historians, these 45-minute long tours are offered at each of our three water taxi landing sites and are timed to get you back to the water taxi for the next boat.

Guided tours of Fort Trumbull, Fort Griswold, and Historic Downtown New London are offered on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For information about upcoming walking tours, visit our Facebook page or the events page on our website.

Audio Tours

Another way to experience the Thames River Heritage Park is through one of our five self-guided audio tours. Walk, drive, or enjoy at home: “Thames River Heritage Park”, “Life on Groton Bank,” “The American Revolution and Groton Bank,” “The Navy and Groton Bank,” and “Whaling and Groton Bank.” You can find the links to each audio tour below, or listen to them on the izi.travel mobile app.

Thames River Heritage Park

A collection of national and historic sites along the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation.

Enjoy twenty seven stops along historic Groton Bank.

There are twelve stops on this tour of historic Groton Bank.

Learn more about the history of the Navy in Groton.

Find out more about Groton’s rich whaling history in this ten-stop tour.