Visitors’ Center

    Address:  69 East Town Street Norwichtown Norwich, CT 06360
    Hours:  June 3 – October 31, 2021
    Thursday– Sunday 11:00am -5:00pm
    Phone: 860-886-1776 
    Parking:  Norwichtown Green

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    The Discover Norwich Exhibit


    The Norwich Historical Society has been closely monitoring state and federal guidelines and out of concern for the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors, we have decided to keep the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center closed for the 2020 season. We take the safety of our volunteers and visitors very seriously, so therefore, we felt it was best to keep the Visitors’ Center closed this season. The outdoor information box will be regularly stocked with brochures and is accessible any time of day. The Norwich Historical Society looks forward to opening the Visitors’ Center for the 2021 season.


    The Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors Center is located in the 1783 Dr. Daniel Lathrop Schoolhouse on the historic Norwichtown Green. Our mission is to inform residents and visitors about places of interest in the region and about Norwich’s rich heritage through exhibits, presentations and activities. The Center serves as a gateway into the City of Norwich where visitors can learn about our numerous cultural sites and various local businesses. The four Walk Norwich self-guided trail brochures are available at the Visitors’ Center.

    On permanent display in the Center is the “Discover Norwich” exhibit, which is a 10-panel exhibit encompassing themes in Norwich’s history from the 17th to the 20th century. The panels have interpretive text in addition to historical images and maps of the specific eras. The “Discover Norwich” exhibit will give visitors and locals an overview of Norwich’s rich history. The Center is available for school groups, non-profits, and businesses to rent out for meetings, events or activities at a nominal fee.

    The Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center are seeking individuals who have an interest in Norwich’s History and a desire to learn more. The key responsibilities of a Visitors’ Center attendant include:

    • Foster a warm and positive environment in the Center.
    • Provides tourist information to visitors and answer questions.
    • Pleasantly greets guests and directs them to desired locations.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers will commit to at least one three-hour shift per week > either 11am – 2pm or 2pm – 5pm Thursday-Sunday.

    For more information, please contact Regan Miner at