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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Enjoyed a gorgeous evening celebrating Brent & Jessica Clark!
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TGIF! Sporting the largest collection of Irish whiskeys in Connecticut, our bartenders can craft a cocktail for anyone, even those who "don't like whiskey". Cheers to the weekend!

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Throwback to a nice warm winter sunset along the shore

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I know your resolution was to eat less sweets, but drinking them doesn't count! Cookies n Cream-tini 🍸

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Just when I think I've seen it all, the groom enters on a gorgeous elephant, sweeping his bride off her feet like a true princess!
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While we’re all going to be sharpening our cooking skills at home 🔪 we thought it would be a good idea for Ivy to post some cooking videos starting next week! We want to know what you would like to learn. Maybe how to cook and use a roasted chicken different ways?? Or one of our menu items? Let us know below or head to our story to answer our question! ...

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This is your weekend reminder that you have FULL permission to eat what you WANT to eat 🙌🏻 Today, that meant this incredible hot lobster roll during an impromptu day trip with my hubs 🤩
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I always encourage clients to tune into their own body and we discuss how to discern different stages of hunger and fullness 💭 We also learn how to interpret how different foods make you FEEL so you can eat in a way that makes you FEEL well 💕 For me, I love lobster rolls but I felt that I wanted some veggies with my lunch 🍴 so I swapped out the chips for a side salad. I don’t ALWAYS eat in a particular way - there are plenty of times I’ve had the chips or fries on the side‼️ and that’s okay 👌🏻 but I ALWAYS give myself permission to eat what I want to eat 🤷🏻‍♀️and today, I WANTED some veg 🥗 and that’s because FOOD FREEDOM is all about the freedom to CHOOSE what you want to eat because all foods fit 👍🏻
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Happy Sunday ☀️ Tell me below how you like your lobster rolls⬇️ (I’m also taking a poll in my stories) hot CT style with butter or cold NE style with mayo? I’m a CT girl 🙋🏻‍♀️and I loveee my hot CT style lobster rolls with butter 😍
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A process photo in a home which is now almost complete. We are working on the window treats and by summer hopefully I will share more pics of this space! #bankstreetproject

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A favorite little #house on Thames St. In #Grotonct that is always so hard to photograph. #architecture #capehouse #smallhouse ...

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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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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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Hoppy Beerday outerlightbrewing 🍻 I will only break the rules to celebrate two years of these guys! #notglutenfree #sorrydoc #cheers #olbc #outerlightbrewing #beer #craftbeer #craftbrew #drinklocal #drinkup #localbeer #grotonct ...

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Cassi and Gary's wedding this past weekend was one for the books! They held it at the farm of Cassi's grandmother, where she spent much of her childhood! Everything came together perfectly, the rain held off AND the cow stood still for about 2 seconds for this photo 😍

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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.