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Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America

Fort Nathan Hale Park And Black Rock Fort
36 Woodward Ave
New Haven, CT
Phone: 203-946-8790

Here Federal guns kept British warships out of the harbor in 1812. Old Black Rock Fort, from Revolutionary War days, has been restored, and archaeological excavations are in progress. Fort Nathan Hale, from Civil War era, also has been reconstructed. Both offer spectacular views of the harbor. Picnicking. Group guided tours (Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily).

End of Woodward Avenue (I-95, exit 50), New Haven
Memorial Day-Labor Day daily 10-5;
autumn weekends 10-5
(203) 946-8790

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