Welcome to Putnam Memorial State Park, the oldest state park in Connecticut. Located on the site of the Winter Encampment of General Israel Putnam's Continental troops from December 1778 - May 1779, the park is dedicated to the role they played in the Revolutionary War in helping secure America's independence.

Putnam Memorial State Park is located at the Intersection of Rte 58 and Rte 107 in Redding, Connecticut. If you wish to view photos of the Park or share your own photos, we are now on Flickr.

View a YouTube Video of Putnam State Park and its History. Video courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

For Group Tour Reservations Call: 203-938-2285.

Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on hiking trails.

This website has been developed by the Friends & Neighbors (FANs) of Putnam Park, whose mission is to help promote the historical, educational and recreational values of the park.

The FANs group is always looking for new members to join the group or who wish to make a donation in support of our mission.


History-The Winter Encampment 1778-79
History-Connecticut's Oldest State Park
  The movement to preserve and memorialize the site of the winter quarters of 1778-1779 in Redding began in 1887.
What's at the Park Today
The Revolution in the Area
My Brother Sam is Dead
Re-enactments, Activities
  View our upcoming events and programs. Putnam Memorial State Park hosts many, many great learning programs throughout the year and is well worth the trip.
The Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park (FANs)
Become a Member/Donate to FANs
Links of Interest