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Norwichtown Historic Cemetary

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Address: NW Corner 47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360

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Hidden in a nook in Norwich this cemetery is scenic and peaceful. It's age makes it interesting- the headstones weathered but still standing strong. Good place for walks and for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
Cindi A
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Franklin, Connecticut
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Franklin, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Hidden in a nook in Norwich this cemetery is scenic and peaceful. It's age makes it interesting- the headstones weathered but still standing strong. Good place for walks and for taking photos.

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Thank Cindi A
Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I live in Norwich and have to say (aside from living across from where Benedict Arnold was born) that this is an interesting piece of colonial history. Norwich was founded in 1659 and this cemetery contains a lot of history from the 1700s including founders of the nation. And yes, while Benedict himself is not buried here, his mother and... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

My 8th great grandfather, Benjamin Armstrong (1684-1718) was one of the original landowners in the area, is buried here!

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Thank Ncbyrne1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visited with our family and before. We scout troop to see history of Norwich and of Norwichtown. You she pop old see with your own eyes and feel its real

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a classic colonial era New England cemetery with truly ancient headstones. A signer of the declaration of independence is buried here, as are many of the founding families of Norwich, CT, which means some of the founding families of the United States. Today, the town of Norwich seems down on its luck, but this cemetery show just how... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Super cool historic cemetary. I didnt know so many "important" people on Norwich were buried here. the gravestones are hard to wear because some go back as far as like 1600's so they arent readable anymore but it was still a nice walk and we got to read a lot of gravestones and gasp at the years. Such rich history... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is another one of these places that locals will tell you they never heard of, as its in a very awkward spot to find but well worth it.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is one of those tucked out of the way cemeteries that is a joy to explore. Many of the ancient gravestones have quaint sayings that are worth deciphering - many will make you smile. There are also many famous figures from our colonial past resting within the old stone walls that give one a sense of history Depending on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Wow what a place to visit to find dead relatives or just stroll through history. This historic cemetery is a virtual who's who on New England's leaders from revolutionary and civil war vets to governors and senators. We even found some of my clan and best of all there's no worry that they'll ask for a loan or place to... More 

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Canterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you want to get a good feel about a town, visit their old cemeteries! The Norwichtown Historic Cemetery aka the Colonial Cemetery has some very interesting old headstones along with the graves of Benedict Arnold's mother and Samuel Huntington who was the President of the Second Continental Congress. When you visit, be sure to visit both the front area... More 

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