Checked out Fort Trumbull for the first time! The first fortifications built on this spot go back to the American Revolutionary War; at the time of Benedict Arnold’s attack on New London in 1781, the fortifications were not yet finished. According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website, the main fort was built between 1839 and 1852. It is marked by Egyptian-style features, which you can see a little of on the door in the back right of the top picture.
I’ve been told that the stone blockhouse, also in the top picture, is the only remaining structure of dozens of forts built along the East Coast during George Washington’s presidency!
For more about Fort Trumbull, check out its webpage here.