I'm pretty sure that every student in Connecticut has taken a school field trip to both Fort Griswold and Fort Trumbull at some point during their education. I know I've been several times. But just because I visited with school doesn't mean that I remember a whole lot from those trips (does anyone else have a hard time remembering details from elementary and middle school?). One morning J and I were brainstorming free things to do in Connecticut and we remembered back to our school trips and decided that it was high time for a revisit.
Fort Griswold (and Fort Trumbull) are historic remainders from battles of the Revolutionary War that took place in Connecticut. The infamous (in CT at least) Benedict Arnold, leading British troops, captured Fort Griswold and killed about half of the American troops patrolling the area on September 6, 1781.
At Fort Griswold State Park you will see remainders of the fort including monuments, cannons, and man-made mounds of earth with tunnels. The park is open year-round and is free. On the grounds you can also visit a tiny museum (also free) that contains both originals and replicas of artifacts found in the area. J and I also revisited the museum and I was amazed by how small the period clothes were (period clothes and ethnic clothes are my favorite displays in museums).
What school trips do you remember? Have you revisited any of the places you visited in school?