Putnam Memorial State Park

Connecticut's Valley Forge

Experience Revolutionary Redding

Welcome to Putnam Memorial State Park!

The oldest public park in Connecticut, this site commemorates the Revolutionary War winter encampment set here in 1778-9.  Remnants of the encampment are still visible today. 

The park is open to cyclists and pedestrians all year from dawn to dusk. Buildings are open Thursday through Monday, 10a - 5p, from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.

Walk, bike, or drive the historic one-mile loop to learn more about Putnam's winter quarters at Redding · Stop by the beautifully restored Visitor Center for maps, info, water, restrooms, souvenirs, and more · Visit the Museum to see artifacts discovered here at the park · View Anna Hyatt Huntington's iconic statue of General Putnam on horseback · Across Rt. 58, enter the recreational side of the park for pond fishing, picnic tables, grills, and additional walking trails