The Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park work preserve, restore, maintain, and promote the historic value, earthworks, buildings, and grounds known as Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, Connecticut. The Friends help to repair the parks’ facilities, volunteering labor and purchasing tools and materials. Fort Griswold’s notable history dates back to the Revolutionary War. Benedict Arnold led a force of 1600 British soldiers against fewer than 200 colonial militia. Despite heroically defending the site, the colonial forces eventually surrendered.
Today, Fort Griswold serves as a museum dedicated to Revolutionary history and American military service. In addition to supporting the site financially and facilitating access, the Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park also maintain and inventory an extensive archive of materials related to both the battle and the site.