Connecticut State Park Journeys: Putnam Memorial State Park

I had Putnam Memorial on my CT bucket list for a couple of years; its the oldest Connecticut state park, created in 1887! I had an ancestor who stayed there during the Revolutionary War and I felt pulled to go explore the site. If you are a history buff like me it’s a must see in Connecticut. The state park was created as a memorial and I went there with the intention of a history lesson for my children.

My kids and I visited summer 2020. If you have been following my blog and reading my Connecticut State Park journeys you can see I took my kids all over the state in 2020. I couldn’t think of anything better to do during a pandemic 🙂 As I say about a handful of parks I’ve been writing about, the indoor tours are closed and I will be returning to get the full experience post pandemic.

The kids thought the Phillip’s Cave area was cool and interesting; I loved the old cemetery. I love all old cemeteries.

There is a stand alone website for Putnam Memorial if you’d like more information!

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