Fort Griswold

  • Also Known As: Fort Griswold State Park

  • Address: Park Ave
  • Vicinity: Bounded by Baker Ave, Smith St, Park Ave, Monument St and Thames River
  • Neighborhood of City of Groton in Groton, CT
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred 88 of the 165 defenders stationed there. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after the battle has been restored on the grounds. A Revolutionary War museum also depicts the era. - NPS

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Fort Griswold


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1781/09/06 Benedict Arnold British Commander Benedict Arnold attacks Fort Griswold. Battle of Groton Heights

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Particulars for Fort Griswold:
Structure Type Fortification
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Site
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 70000694
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1775, 1778, 1781
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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