Places to Visit

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Connecticut
Place Sort descending City
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Groton The site of the Battle of Groton Heights (1781).
General William Hart House Old Saybrook Built in 1767 and restored to its original condition, it is Old Saybrook Historical Society’s museum and headquarters.
Nathan Hale Homestead Coventry Built in 1776 and restored.
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse New London The schoolhouse where Nathan Hale taught.
Shaw Mansion New London Built by Nathaniel Shaw; used by both Washington and Lafayette during the war.
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Wethersfield Three separate homes comprising a single museum, including the homes of Silas Deane, a member of the Continental Congress, and Joseph Webb; Washington and Rochambeau met there to lay out strategy.
Yale University Art Gallery New Haven Home to one of the finest collections of early American art anywhere, it was founded in 1832 when John Trumbull gave more than one hundred of his portraits and historical paintings to Yale. Renovation and expansion completed in 2012.

That Boston Paul Revere knew is so completely gone, it is almost useless to hunt for it. The cutting-down of of hills and building-out of new land has gone on for a century and a half. When in 1756 his artillery train trundled into Boston, they entered over ‘The Neck.’ It was the only land approach to the town. On his right was Roxbury Harbor, to his left the Back Bay, and for a mile he followed an ill-paved, desolate cart path over mudflats. The first sign of civilization was the gallows and around it the graves of criminals and suicides marked with heaps of stone.

Esther Forbes
Paul Revere & The World He Lived In (1942)