Norwich University Walking Tour

A Self-Guided Tour

Take a tour through Norwich and learn what it was like to have a military university in the middle of town. Read about the University’s role in Civil War.  Download… 

Community Use

Two meeting spaces are available by donation for nonprofits and community groups–a kitchen (10-12 people) and a meeting room (25 people). Check the calendar at the bottom of this page to see if space is available. Click here to go to the on-line reservation form. 

2019 Exhibits

Exhibits feature Norwich Schools

Our school exhibits highlight the district schoolhouses, Marion Cross story, and Norwich University which is 200 years old in 2019.  Learn more…                                                      

Digitizing Albert Nye's Diary

Join us for our first “citizen historian” history project

We have been scanning, transcribing, and researching the Albert B. Nye Civil War diary. Read more….

House & Garden

Coming in June 2020

The next House and Garden will be in June 2020 as we transition to an every-other-year event. We are excited about our plans and look forward to all that will come next year. In the meantime, enjoy our upcoming walking tours.

Our Business Sponsors

Our business donors support our events and educational programs. They are integral to the success of our House & Garden Tour.

Learn more about who they are and how you can link your business to NHS.

About Us

Welcome to the Norwich Historical Society. Our mission is to foster a greater sense of place and community by presenting and sharing its collections and stories from the past. The Society maintains the historic 1807 Lewis House in the heart of Norwich’s historic downtown along with an extensive collection of artifacts, photos, and archives relating to the town’s history. Annual exhibits are mounted in the three spacious exhibit rooms on the first floor, and other special events are held at the Historical Society throughout the year. We have an active educational program with the Marion Cross School that brings elementary school students to the Lewis House to learn about more about history. Join us for walking tours of Norwich in the summer and family history workshops in the winter.

handicapped-accessibleNorwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.