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Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Fort Griswold is one of few locations in Connecticut where a Revolutionary War battle took place. The American defenders, greatly outnumbered, were local militia for the most part and included two African Americans: Jordan Freeman and Lambert Latham. During the battle, Freeman helped to spear a British officer, an incident depicted on a marker inside the fort. Freeman was later killed in the fighting. When the Americans surrendered, the enraged British began to massacre the unarmed defenders. Before the British officers could halt their troops, Latham and a number of other Americans had died. Fort Griswold is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public.


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  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday
    9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Thursday
    9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Friday
    9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Saturday
    9:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Sunday
    9:00 am - 5:00 am