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.

 

More popularly known as "Tryon's Raid" after the British Major General who led the engagement.

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About

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.

Latest News

Check out this great video view of Fort Wooster

2020 Events

Autumn cleanups for 2020 are old hold until given the continued Coronavirus social distancing guidelines.

 

Fort Wooster Park is open but please observe current CT State guidelines. 

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! 

Gallery

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 fortwooster@gmail.com.

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

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