Second Saturday Tours
Every year from April-August, the Norwich Historical Society hosts guided walking tours every second Saturday of the month. The schedule of walks is rotated each year and each walk attracts anywhere from 10 to 100 participants from across the region. NHS hosts a variety of walks that include, the Benedict Arnold Trail, Spaulding Pond Dam Flood, the Legend of Uncas Leap and Norwich’s Millionaire’s Triangle. Every walk is family friendly, roughly 2 hours and is always FREE. For updates and an upcoming schedule of walks, please visit the NHS website.
The City of Norwich is proud to be a member of the Last Green Valley. The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor comprised of 35 towns in Eastern Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts. The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is a nonprofit charitable organization established in 1995. We are advocates for the fragile and irreplaceable resources of The Last Green Valley. Founded as a grassroots organization, and built upon a proven track record of success and partnerships, TLGV is ensuring a natural and cultural legacy for generations to come. During the past 25 years, the Last Green Valley has been sponsoring walks which began as “Walking Weekends” in October and which have morphed from one weekend of guided walking tours to a month long event called Walktober. Norwich’s participation in Walktober has grown exponentially over the past few years and we are pleased to offer 45 walks and events in Norwich for Walktober 2019! Be sure to be in Norwich for Walktober and discover all the exciting events and walks we have to offer!
Many of Norwich’s 2020 Walktober Tours will be virtual. Please check out Norwich’s virtual Walktober experiences on The Last Green Valley’s website and Youtube Channel. The Virtual Tours are also accessible on the Norwich Historical Society’s website and on the Walk Norwich website.
For more information about Walktober and the Last Green Valley, please click here
Private and School Tours
If you are interested in scheduling a private guided tour, please contact us at 860-886-1776. Please be sure to give us three months of advanced notice of your desired date so we can be sure a guide will be available. There is a fee for booking a private tour. Depending on the availability of guides, the guided tours we offer are:
- The Uncas Leap Trail
- The Benedict Arnold Trail
- Norwich’s Millionaires’ Triangle
- Tours of the Yantic Cemetery and the Old Norwichtown Burial Grounds
For School Tours, we offer the same tours with the addition of engaging educational activities for the students. The typical tour will last an hour to an hour and a half and an additional educational activity will last roughly an hour. However, shorter tours and activities can be arranged. There is a fee for booking a School Tour. For more information please visit our Norwich Historical Society website. To book a tour, please contact us at 860-886-1776.