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
Arts & Museums
A treasure trove of art from five continents. Walk through the renowned plaster cast collection of Greek, Roman and Italian Renaissance sculpture. The adjacent Converse Art Gallery is home to changing temporary exhibitions, largely devoted to contemporary art and crafts.
The Slater Memorial Museum is housed on the campus of Norwich Free Academy in a gorgeous 1888 Romanesque Revival building. The collection of this local museum includes artworks and historical exhibits pertaining to the city of Norwich as well as plaster casts from artworks from all over the world. There are also constantly changing exhibits from Connecticut artists and there are events held on the school's campus and at the Slater Museum.
Artworks Studio is home to a multitude of cultural and art events from time to time. Attend exotic exhibits, displaying the best of local talent, and cultural shows at this venue. The gallery is also famous for hosting numerous talk shows, discussions and debates regularly. Call for more details.
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.
Explore and learn about 18th to 20th century rural life while at this museum which features exhibits on agricultural tools and implements, wooden hand tools, domestic exhibits, and much more.
The Lebanon Historical Society Museum & Visitor Center is a 7,500 square foot, architect-designed complex of three buildings: the 18th-century birthplace of Dr. William Beaumont, father of gastric physiology; a broom shop and a smoke house. The Museum includes a visitor center, two exhibition galleries, a multi-purpose room for community educational programs, and a research center, library and archives.
The eminent building structure of the John Trumbull Birth House is also called the John Trumbull Birthplace. It was built in 1735 and occupies a place on the Lebanon Green, in Lebanon region of Connection. It once served the purpose of serving necessary supplies to the Army. It can be toured and explored on weekends from the month of May to October. Following the Georgian style of architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
The Nathan Lester House in Gales Ferry section of Ledyard, Connecticut is a farmplace. Built in 1793, the farmstead still stands tall inspite of almost 200 years of continuous use. It has a central chimney stack floor plan as well as nine-window façade, features characteristic of that era. The 100 acres (404686 square meters) area has a farmhouse, outbuildings and a farm museum, with tools of ancient times. The mansion is open to the public in summer and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
This tribal-owned and operated museum is housed in a striking building designed by famed architect James Stewart Polshek. Permanent and temporary exhibits focus on 300 years of Native American artistry and history. Don't miss the replica of an ancient Pequot village, replete with life-sized models and sound effects. The gift shop carries splendors from all Native American tribes. Expect at least an hour drive from New Haven and call the toll free number or check the Web site for directions. It can be tricky to find. There is a complimentary shuttle to the museum from the Foxwoods Casino.
The Dinosaur Place is a popular destination for families during the summer months and on weekends during the fall. The enjoyable park offers nearly two miles (one kilometer) of walking trails lined with 25 life-size dinosaur statues. If the walk isn't enough to tire out the kids, Monty's Playground - the on-site playground - has plenty of space to run, jump and climb around, even for toddlers. During the summer, cool down at Monty's Splashpad, a nifty zero-depth water playground that everyone can enjoy. Check the website for varying dates.
The Huntington Homestead is mostly referred to as the Samuel Huntington Birthplace. It was home to Samuel Huntington, the statesman who signed the Declaration of Independence in the Revolutionary War. This site features his home, a lovely fountain and trees that together make for a historical homestead. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this site is completely safeguarded sans any signs of neglect or abandon.
One of the best tourist attractions in the state, the USS Nautilus is the world's first nuclear powered submarine and the sub is open for visitors to explore the nooks and crannies of a 1950s sub docked along the Thames River. Marvel at the re-creation of David Bushnell's Turtle, a one-man, torpedo-launching submarine invented during the Revolutionary War; the inventor was from the nearby town of Westbrook. The Submarine Force Museum houses over 30,000 pieces of nautical memorabilia and the museum is actively maintained by the Navy.