275 Otrobando Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 892-9292
Fax: (860) 892-9198
275 Otrobando Avenue, Norwich, CT, US, 06360
- Phone: (860) 892-9292
- Fax: (860) 892-9198
Restored home of early industrialist Christopher Leffingwell. Built in 1675 and used as a meeting place for patriots during the Revolutionary War. it is open from April 15 to October 15.
Norwich Free Academy is a premier school in Norwich. The school has been nurturing and educating young minds since 1854 and is renowned as a stellar educational institution. Architecturally speaking the building is magnificent as it reflects Romanesque style. The school is divided into several buildings, such as, Converse, Commercial, Shattuck buildings, Latham Science and Information Center and many more such structures. Some structures are built in the Gothic style that adds to its charm. The Slater Memorial Museum is an old art museum located within the campus of NFA. Here, you will come across several artifacts, paintings and other treasures. It has a big and comprehensive library and also a large recreational field and gymnasium for various athletics. The school offers the best of facilities in science, and various extra curricular activities. Contact the school to visit the campus.
This fun-filled farm is one of Connecticut's largest working alpaca farms where you can learn all about alpaca raising or even find the alpaca of your dreams. Although it is only open by special appointment, visit in September when there are open houses and you can gaze at all the furry alpacas enjoying the fall weather.
"World Class" marina with brick promenades and walkways, lawn and flower beds, outdoor cooking grills and benches.
Norwich City Hall, is located in the city center. A huge building, it holds several public service departments. All official work such as the issue of birth and death, marriage certificates, licenses, land records and others are taken care of here. Contact the city hall for information regarding official work.
A two floor building, the Otis Library is situated in the city's center. This is a well established public library in Norwich with large areas earmarked for various categories. On the first floor, you will come across the reference center, fiction and non fiction books and reading section for adults. There is also a cafe and atrium on this floor. The second floor is dedicated largely to children. There is a large reading area and also an area for storytelling and crafts besides children's books. If you prefer your own private corner, then book one of the two study rooms. The Community Room on the second level is excellent for meetings and other conventions. It can accommodate up to 128 people. A free library card is issued to residents of Norwich, for others identification is required. They have a large collection of books on their on line data base as well. Besides books, there are DVDs, magazines and other stuff in all genres. Drop in and browse through their large selection of books.
Located on Golden Street, the Divine Providence Church is the local community church of Norwich. Everyone is welcome to the services that are held regularly. They aim to bring people together to spend time with family and friends.
Once the home of town physician, local historian, antiquarian, Civil War veteran and author, Dr. Ashbel Woodward, this historic building has since been acquired and restored by the Town of Franklin. A proud listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum houses an immense collection of information about the history of the town and the community. It is also the site for special historical events. The museum also features a magnificent art gallery. Dr. Ashbel Woodward House Museum is located at 387 Route 32, but access and parking is via Plains Road only.
Located on an expansive 42-acre property in the woodlands of eastern Connecticut with perennial gardens, ponds, walkways, oak trees, a reflecting pool and an oversized deck near the 17th tee of the Norwich Public Golf Course, the award-winning 100-room Spa at Norwich Inn is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. The Spa at Norwich Inn is "an intimate retreat and home to an elegant, full-service spa offering a blend of fitness programs, nutritional instruction and beauty and body treatments designed to restore and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit." Other on-site amenities include state-of-the-art meeting facilities, Kensington's restaurant and Ascot's Pub.
The southern edge of Scotland in Connecticut is bestowed with one of the finer houses in the form of the Edward Waldo House. It is a historic house that was erected in 1715 and occupies tremendous monumental value. The house annually hosts the Highland Festival that happens in October.
Owned and administered by the Lebanon Historical Society, this is the birthplace of the "Father of Gastric Physiology." A tribute to early 19th century medicine, the relocated home features exhibits of period medical instruments and a recreated doctor's examining room. Visitors are welcomed on Saturdays, from the 3rd Saturday in May through Columbus Day weekend, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
It was here that Governor Jonathan Trumbull convened over 1,100 meetings of the Council of Safety to deal with the defense of the colony of Connecticut and to supply provisions to the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. General Knox, Putnam, the Count de Rochambeau, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette were just some of the figures that participated in the work done here. Owned by the Sons of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War Office is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day until Labor Day.