Battle of Ridgefield

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  • Address: Ridgefield CT, 06877


The Battle of Ridgefield was a Revolutionary War battle that took place in town on April 27th, 1777. Patriot General David Wooster and General Benedict Arnold attempted to hold off British troops in the only land skirmish on Connecticut soil during the Revolutionary War. Today, there are several landmarks and markers throughout the town that tell the story of this 1777 battle. Ridgefield’s Main Street not only has a monument that honors those who died, but also it features a few historic homes and churches that played major roles in the battle. Also, Keeler Tavern will forever serve as a reminder of the struggle during the Battle of Ridgefield as a British fired cannonball is permanently lodged in one of their corner posts.