Fort Wooster Park
New Haven, CT
After years of neglect, a one-time colonial battlefield is being reborn. Join us in rebuilding this historic treasure: to honor the past and embrace the future.
A before and after shot is worth 1000 words.
Beauty in All Seasons
Snowfall brings a dramatic change to the landscape on Beacon Hill.
Battle of New Haven
More popularly known as "Tryon's Raid" after the British Major General who led the engagement.
Fort Wooster Park, located on the East Shore of New Haven, was the site of a signal beacon that alerted the inhabitants of New Haven to the arrival of British forces in 1779. Long forgotten and fallen into abandonment, the Park is undergoing a remarkable transformation.
Check out this great video view of Fort Wooster
Spring Clean Up:
Sat. April 6th, 10am - 2pm
Bring a rake!
History & Music:
Hagaman Library, East Haven
Sat. April 13th, 2pm FREE
Cherry Blossom Festival:
Wooster Square Park
Sun. April 28th
Look for our tent!
The Friends of Fort Wooster is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Elm City Parks Conservancy. Founded by neighbors and history lovers, we're working to bring Fort Wooster park back to it's former beauty after years of abuse and neglect.
It might still be the "best historical site in New Haven no one knows about," but we're trying to change that, one step at a time. Consider volunteering!
Nothing is better than a photo to show how far we've come...and how far we still have to go.
Latest Clean-up Efforts
A huge thank you to all the young men and women from Dwight Hall at Yale for their hard work raking and clearing paths at the park. Fort Wooster Park is more beautiful because of your efforts!
Want to bring your group to the park to help us for an afternoon? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.