Historical Groton CT

Groton CT is a town comprised of many different areas of town like Groton Town, Groton Cityand villages such as Mystic CT, Noank CTand a beach community known as Groton Long Point that share different backgrounds and cultures. The first settlers, the Nehantics, settled here in the 1600’s between the Pawcatuck River and Thames River.

Rough times came to the Connecticut town of Groton when the French and Indian War ended and the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765 were passed. Parliament closed down the port of Boston, crippling Groton’s commerce.

On September 6, 1781, the Revolutionary War Battle of Groton Heights was fought between a small militia detachment led by William Ledyard and numerous British forces led by Benedict Arnold. No one at Fort Griswold had expected an attack, especially after six years of false alarms. At sunrise, a force of 1,700 British regulars landed on both sides of the mouth of the Thames River. After the War of 1812, whaling became a very important part of Groton’s economy, but most of the expeditions were still for seal skins. – Wikipedia

In the 20th century, the shipbuilding industry moved from the Mystic River to the Thames River. Electric Boat is the town’s largest employer. However, until 1931, submarines designed by Electric Boat were subcontracted to other shipyards, primarily Fore River Shipbuilding in Quincy, Massachusetts. Electric Boat commenced industrial operations in Groton with the establishment of the New London Ship and Engine Company (NELSECO) as a subsidiary in 1911.

In 1954, Electric Boat launched the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Presently, the Nautilus is decommissioned and open for visitors, permanently berthed at the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum. Groton is sometimes referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World,” due to the long-standing history of submarines in the town, and the fact that Groton has one of the largest submarine bases in the world. The National World War II Submarine Memorial East is located in Groton, including parts of USS Flasher.

Be sure to check out these historical landmarks and be sure to take a selfie! Send it to us on instagram or facebook!

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Now I know why you don’t show up to your appointments. 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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📍128 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts.

Some history about the the_groton_inn—the building was the oldest operating inn in the country and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (nationalregisternps) until a fire destroyed it in 2011. It's since been demolished and rebuilt into the boutique hotel it is today. Architecture design firm Pitman and Wardley were tasked with designing the new inn to look as close to the old as possible.

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"To the ends of the earth would you follow me? There's a world that was meant for us to see" - Lord Huron

Congratulations again to Jacob & Kenzie! I love that you can see the joy and happiness in their smiles 😊 This is why I love capturing love stories!
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Summer reading begins with the inside of this hat 🌳🌎
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Ahhh sub school. When you don’t know how good you have it.

Groton definitely had its moments. I loved being so close to Rhode Island and New York. Traveling was the highlight of my time in sub school.

What advice would you give to someone to prepare or enjoy their time in sub school?

Let us know in the comments!

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I surely did not wake up like this 🤣
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Workers at General Dynamics Electric Boat roll the Virginia-class attack submarine Oregon (SSN 793) out of the main construction building at the Groton shipyard in the waning hours of Friday, April 10, 2020. The Oregon, the 2nd boat in the block IV series, was christened on October 5, 2019. The Oregon will be the fourth naval vessel to bear the name of the 33rd state. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day) #submarine #Oregon #PreCommissioningUnit #VirginiaClass #SilentService #USNavy #Navy #GDEB #GeneralDynamics #ElectricBoat #GrotonCT #TheDayCT ...

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Booze & Banter. Come for the 🥃 stay for the 🗣

The tradition of storytelling is almost as ancient as Ireland itself. It is infused with the soul of the country to this day. This is primarily due to the fact that the Celtic culture in Ireland has been maintained for more than 2,000 years.

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We are finally out doing engagement sessions for our 2021 couples! Let me just say laurenism101 and Ryan killed it 🔥🔥🔥
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I can’t wait to post some more! Who else excited for their engagement session?!
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Throwback to a nice warm winter sunset along the shore

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Nearly gave myself frostbite while photographing this handsome towhee yesterday morning 🤣🤷‍♀️ .
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VACATION DESTINATION

Groton CT is a town located in southeastern Connecticut that is active and vibrant. Groton offers plenty to keep you busy including hiking trails, beaches, shopping, delicious restaurants, nightlife, historical attractions, and history, it has become a vacation and wedding destination offering beautiful scenic ocean views. Whether you are considering visiting for the day or the week consider Groton CT for your next getaway or vacation.