Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Connecticut is a destination for amateur historians. One of the 13 colonies, it played a key role in providing munitions to the fledgling U.S. Army.
A visit to Connecticut’s shoreline can include a stop at the Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton in southeast Connecticut. British forces, commanded by Benedict Arnold, captured the fort in 1781 and killed 88 of the 165 defenders.
The Ebenezer Avery House that sheltered the wounded after the battle has been restored on the grounds and the Monument House Museum features displays of Groton’s history.