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Avery Point Light

1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
+1 860-405-9262
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Great Views and Wonderful Building at UCONN Avery Point

The UCONN Avery Point campus has wonderfully preserved historic buildings and offers great views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
A beautiful view of Fisher's Island

This is a non-working lighthouse BUT it has been restored & is in a beautiful setting by the water... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles and Jan... K
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Mystic, Connecticut
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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“uconn campus” (10 reviews)
“brick path” (5 reviews)
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1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
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+1 860-405-9262
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"pleasant walk"
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"great place for a picnic"
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"fisher's island"
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"beautiful area"
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"coast guard"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

The UCONN Avery Point campus has wonderfully preserved historic buildings and offers great views looking out into the ocean.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a non-working lighthouse BUT it has been restored & is in a beautiful setting by the water. The grounds around Avery Point are lovely, too!! Take your lawn chairs & sit on the grass by the water & gaze out over Long Island...More

Thank Charles and Jan... K
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you have some time in Groton and have to visit the UConn Avery Point Campus it is worth it to see the coastal scenery of CT. There is a nice path that wraps around the school The building itself is beautiful too!

1  Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This point on Long Island Sound is so easy to get to but many miss it. Only a couple of miles south of downtown Groton. Two good lighthouses to see!

Thank Epicurious992015
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

You can only see the outside of the light house. Last year U-Conn instituted pay to park. You can access Avery point every other hour with the local bus system. The more interesting building is the Avery Point Mansion in the picture provided.

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were directed here by the clerk at our hotel. What an amazing campus with spectacular views. We parked and walked along the brick pathway out to the lighthouse. Amazing views of Long Island Sound. The Granite Rock formations along the path certainly date back...More

Thank bbbob84
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place! It is a very nice place to stroll along the shore. If this is something one likes to do. We saw interesting things take place (Coast Guard “practicing” drills, students partaking in a class) it was very peaceful to walk along...More

Thank barbara a
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

While Avery Point Light is tiny (can't enter but can walk around), the water views are great. It's a very attractive structure located on the UConn Avery Point Campus. To locate the light, just follow the brick pathway from the parking lot.

Thank Elida G
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We found a beautiful secluded walkway and setting, at least this time of year when the UConn students are not present. The Avery Light Mansion has a really nice brick walkway interspersed with many art sculptures and memorial benches. The views of New London, Groton,...More

Thank GolfTango61
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Such a breathtaking, beautiful place. Overlooks the Thames River and the buildings are unique and stunning.

Thank Kerry W
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