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Litchfield History Museum

7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759-4005
+1 860-567-4501
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I came for the archives, but I enjoyed the museum too

While conducting research on one of the church leaders in Litchfield County, I discovered a gem of... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Thom P
Great Collection of Ralph Earle Paintings

Only visited the Litchfield History gallery. It features an mosaic floor map of Litchfield ca 1820... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2016
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The Litchfield History Museum invites visitors to explore the evolution of a small New England town. Furniture, historic clothing, household objects and paintings reveal Litchfield's history from its earliest European settlement to the present day. The museum's seven galleries highlight family life and work during the fifty years after the American Revolution. While in the area, visit the Historical Society's other site, the Tapping Reeve House & Law School, just down the road.
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May 24, 2017
“I came for the archives, but I enjoyed the museum too”
Nov 17, 2016
“Great Collection of Ralph Earle Paintings”
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7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759-4005
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

While conducting research on one of the church leaders in Litchfield County, I discovered a gem of an archive here. Their catalog is online, and with an email beforehand, I was able to conduct my research most efficiently in a bright cheery reading room. The...More

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Litchfield History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Hi Thom, Glad to know you found our archives useful! We are so glad you came by and enjoyed both the library and museum. Hope you return soon! Best, Litchfield Historical Society

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Reviewed November 18, 2016

Only visited the Litchfield History gallery. It features an mosaic floor map of Litchfield ca 1820, several women's fashions of the 19th century, and about a half dozen Ralph Earle portraits (and one landscape!) and is worth visiting for the latter alone. Admission is free.

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Litchfield History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2016

Thank you for visiting! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and our collection. Be sure to come back and explore more!

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed this museum. Wonderful exhibit on local sporting and very interesting gallery of photos from a local photographer. Definitely worth a visit!

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LHS1897, Guest Relations Manager at Litchfield History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2016

Thank you for your kind review of our new exhibits! We are happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped here while on a fall foliage drive. It was a good place to spend an hour learning about local colonial history and looking at the exhibit of fashions from a Paris designer from 1914-1918.

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Reviewed October 15, 2015

Litchfield's history is a rich one - predating the Revolution by decades. Lyman Beecher preached at the Congregational Church here, and Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe were born and raised here. Many prominent state and federal historical figures resided in or were educated...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This reminded me very much of the museums that I saw while in London. There are several items in each exhibit, with numerous placards describing the items. A couple of the displays are "hands-on," encouraging children to try things for themselves. Neat little spot in...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a delightful place to spend a few hours roaming the current displays they set up. The museum changes their offerings throughout the season and keeps the subjects very interesting. The staff is so helpful and courteous. They offer a variety of family activities...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2015

We'd visited previously just to view the various collections but really enjoyed a program about "Hidden Litchfield' this winter. Great stop for an hour or two...

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Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum was very well laid out and with lots of information. It had been recommended by a friend who we were visiting in Litchfield for the first time and we are so pleased that she told us about it. Definitely worth taking time out...More

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