Upcoming Day trips with Groton

Big E – Friday,  Sept 15

Groton Senior Center and Groton Town Recreation are hitting the BIG E!

Friday, Sept. 15 which is Be A Kid For A Day, Military Appreciation Day .  After talking to other like day trippers, we found out this day is the supposedly the “best” day to attend as far as less traffic, less lines, and cleanliness of the event.  The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as “New England’s Great State fair”. It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. Price includes deluxe coach transportation and admission to the fair. Call 860-441-6623 for more details.

$45 pp We depart GSC at 8:30 am Depart Big E at 3 pm  Return to GSC by 5 pm


Ellis Island & Statue Of Liberty- Tuesday, Sept 26

We have gone the extra steps to most efficiently visit both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty including with your admission is the new 45 minute AUDIO GUIDE, inviting visitors to relive the immigrant experience as if “they” were the new arrival.  Roundtrip Ferry ticket allows you to depart Liberty Park, NJ and get off at both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Island. Friendship Tours arranges the components of the tours. $94 pp (Includes Deluxe Motor coach, Sightseeing & Attractions, Friendship Tours Tour Director & Gratuities to Driver & Tour Director)   We depart GSC at 6:00am Estimated Return: 8:30pm Groton


Garde Arts- Garrison Kieller – Saturday. Oct 7                                     Garrison Keillor, host of one of the most popular radio variety shows ever, brings along to the Garde stage two old friends from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion for two hours of harmony and humor!  Let us take care of the driving for you  Groton Senior Center Bus.  $65 pp  We depart GSC at 7:00 pm


Thames River Cruise NLCHS – Saturday. Oct 14

Through the generosity of Cross Sound Ferry, the NLCHS hosts a ferry river tour, traveling up the Thames to Norwich and back discussing the history of this important waterway. US Navy and US Coast Guard lectures;  Craft Program, Wine Tasting and silent auction.  Only 20 spots available    $33 pp   We will depart GSC at 2 pm