This is the historic site where, on September 6, 1781, the British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured the Fort and massacred the colonial militia and local men serving under the command of Col. William Ledyard of the Continental Army. 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. A granite monument was dedicated in 1830 to the men who defended Fort Griswold and was the inspiration for the Washington Monument.
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Paved Parking (on street), Drinking Water
2 miles from Clarence B. Sharp Highway Exit off Route I-95.
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