Want to get out and explore Norwich? 


Off for a summer hike? Here are some histories behind the trails you love (check back in, we’re adding a few more this summer):

The History of Gile Mountain

The Origins of the Ballard Trail

The Cossingham Trail

The History of Huntley Meadow


Download these worksheets, grab a pencil and clipboard and head on out.

The whole family will enjoy this Architecture Scavenger Hunt. Don’t forget to download the answer key to bring along. The hunt is along Main Street between Dan & Whit’s and the blue Hatch Peisch house at the entrance to town.

Marion Cross School 3rd graders explore architecture as part of their community history curriculum. Each year they learn about architectural styles and then head out to sketch. Here’s an example of their wonderful work.

Here’s your chance to be a 3rd grader. Try out this House Investigation and learn about how to identify architectural styles in Norwich.



Take a Podcast Driving Tour— each tour is about an hour with 8-9 stops around town


You can pick up a hard copy of these tours from our side porch or download them here:

Norwich University Self-Guided Tour

Main Street Walking Tour (more extensive)