Touring Fort Trumbull

I have lived in my home state my whole life and I never knew this fort was located just about an hour from my home.  As soon as I heard about it I knew it would make a perfect field trip!   We noticed a lot of similarities between Fort Trumbull and Fort Niagara (that we also toured in the fall) and learned a lot about the roll this particular fort played in our local history.  

First up we found a few dioramas and models of the fort so we could see what it looked like in it's day and from up above. 

Then we explored the museum watching a movie about the fort an learning a lot about the history of the area, land and sea travel and how the fort was built upon year after year.

Then we went outside and explored the fort.

We saw a tugboat escorting a submarine into the harbor so we stopped to watch.

Inside the fort we learned about what life was like for those soldiers stationed here.

We also climbed up to look out over the fort.

When we climbed back down we walked around the perimeter of the fort and back to our cars to head to a park and have a picnic.

We had so much fun exploring this bit of history. 


  1. Replies
    1. It really was neat and I could not believe I had never been there before.

  2. What a great trip. Doesn't it amaze you when you find some place you never knew existed. That happens to me sometimes.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. It really does! We rarely have that happen but I just love when it does. We're at the point where no one is motivated to go anywhere because we all feel like we've seen and done it all around here.

  3. It sounds really interesting - just the kind of thing Hubby and I love.

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