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.



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.

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Check out this great video view of Fort Wooster

2021 Events

July 17th - Fort Wooster Day

Music & history at 12pm. All are welcome

Every Sunday in August from 12-2 pm - Education talks and tours. 

The Friends

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.

Get Involved

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


Want to bring your group to the park to help us for an afternoon? Please email us at

Fort Wooster Park is a CT State Archeological Site. No radar or metal detecting devices are allowed.

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