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Things to Do in Litchfield

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  • Taylor P
    Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
    Amazing hike which was suggested by the hotel we stayed at! We thoroughly enjoyed all the trails offered and returned each day during our stay down the street at The Litchfield Inn.
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • DianeTheAdventurer
    Boston, MA1,119 contributions
    Cute little distillery. Took a tour and really learned a lot about the process, laws, requirements, etc. The tour came with a tasting afterwards.
    If you’re in the area, check it out. Tour and tasting were free.
    Written February 6, 2022
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  • Lolly’s Look
    New York City, NY12,815 contributions
    The shrine to the blessed mother in Litchfield is a peaceful serene area to reflect and pray. A haven with grounds to walk.
    Written November 1, 2020
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  • Julia G
    Rosemont, PA34 contributions
    Pristine cut paths through gorgeous meadows made for fabulous walking, ample parking, quiet, gorgeous.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Annie
    3 contributions
    Fun place to hang out for the day.
    Great views and woods to explore for the entire family.
    Right in between Litchfield and New Milford easy day trip for western CT
    Written October 7, 2020
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  • MineinUSA
    Palm Harbor, FL131 contributions
    Great wine. Wonderful music out on the deck. Owner is fantastic! Loves children and pets. Best winery in the area. Wine is amazing. 15$ to taste he wine. Great portions! 1/2 glass each. Try the pink caddy wine! Yummy
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT1,712 contributions
    As this is the nation's first law school, you have an opportunity to take a journey through exhibits and video narration. This school brought about 2 Vice Presidents and 101 US congressmen.
    Written October 13, 2021
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  • kzsull01
    Windsor, CT362 contributions
    My husband and I visited the Litchfield History Museum on Friday, June 10, 2022. This was a very good time to visit the museum to see the prototype/preview of the ‘To Certain Western Lands’ Exhibit which will be a major exhibit planned for next year as well as the beautiful wedding gowns on display and more. Also admission into the museum was free at the time of our visit, which is definitely an added bonus. We thank the museum for the free admission. It was definitely worth the visit.

    I loved the beautiful, well preserved wedding gowns nicely on display, including the details about each wedding that they were worn in and about each dress, with information on who wore the dress; when they wore it; where the wedding took place; and interesting specifics on the fashion features of each gown. It was definitely worth seeing this exhibit.

    The “To Certain Western Lands” Special Exhibit addressed multiple aspects of the Western Reserve, which was a very interesting topic for an exhibit. The exhibit was quite educational, providing a good lesson in history. The exhibit talks about “Painting Progress” and how the Western Reserve fits into the broader history of westward expansion and Manifest Destiny. “Creating, Settling and Telling the Story of the Western Reserve” are all nicely presented in the exhibit, with parts of the Northeast section of Ohio becoming part of “New Connecticut” or the “Connecticut Western Reserve”. Those impacted by migration and displacement is also interestingly discussed in the exhibit, reflecting the diverse perspectives of those impacted, including those of the Native American’s displaced by the reserve. It is interesting that the “Ohio of Connecticut” has remained connected to Connecticut through the sharing of social, cultural and economic ties established during the time period of the Western Reserve.

    The maps and chronological timeline in the exhibit are quite interesting and informative, providing good background information. The timeline provided nice details on the major events and treaties signed in the timeframe of the Western Reserve, giving you an idea of the things that were happening in the country, in particular with respect to progress associated with the Western Reserve expansion. It is great that the museum staff have engaged visitors of the museum by requesting feedback through a series of questions about the prototype, to help develop labels, including providing different options for presenting the information, to help “shape a better exhibit” and to tell the story in a clear and engaging way for the major exhibit next year. We look forward to seeing the major exhibit in 2023. However, the prototype is quite nice to see as well. You could learn a lot from it.

    The Special Exhibit ‘Antiquarian to Accredited: A Look Inside the Historical Society' is a great inside look at multiple aspects of the organization, including how it operates and its guiding principles. The exhibit examines the questions that shape everything that the Society does as an organization for learning and documenting the town’s evolving history. This includes the types of items collected, how they are cared for and much more. All the processes that the organization follows are quite involved and the background about them provided in the exhibit help you develop a strong appreciation for all the work that is done. Interesting details on the museum’s acquisitions, in both the Archive Collection and Object Collection are provided, including sections on describing, documenting and using these collections. The value and importance of the stories behind the items in the organization’s collections and the lives they uncover is nicely depicted in a section entitled ‘Storytellers’. The stories include the personal connection a donor shared with an object and more.

    The staff member at the Admissions Desk was very friendly and polite. There was convenient free parking on the street in front of the museum and on the side of the museum. We parked on the street in front of the museum a few buildings down from the museum, on the same side of the street that the museum is on. I believe that there is also parking available in front of the shops and restaurants across the street from the museum. Our visit to the museum took about an hour, based on the amount of time that we had for our tour. However, we could have easily spent more time there. We recommend a visit to this museum and we hope that you have the opportunity to also enjoy it.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Chefnfly
    Russell Springs, KY382 contributions
    St Michael's is a landmark in Litchfield. They always welcome the community with concerts through out the year. The church is currently under going a major exterior renovation. The stone work and stain windows are being repaired structurally. We have attended Christmas concerts and organ concerts in the past. Although we do not belong to the parish everyone is always welcomed. Always Chefnfly
    Written November 26, 2016
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  • Mtnesterx3
    Suffield, CT13 contributions
    Beautiful and uplifting too see all these flowers in one place! If you are going, put 160 wigwam Road in your GPS.
    Written April 23, 2021
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  • Travelhobbyist
    Auburn, CA402 contributions
    We came here for a visit to the Litchfield Green. The white church has classic architecture and makes for a great photo opportunity.
    Written May 28, 2016
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  • MikeEcsedy
    Brookfield, CT132 contributions
    Peaceful walk, not at all difficult. Trails are well marked and well maintained. Map is very accurate. There are a variety of ecosystems you can walk through (forest, meadow, brook,...). Many bird houses along the way, some trees are labeled. Bug spray is not a bad idea.
    Written August 29, 2021
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  • John L
    2 contributions
    Great day out. We were two families. The captain and boat hand were awesome with the kids. They kept it safe and fun!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Hans_Sachs
    Southport, CT344 contributions
    If you are interested in birds, visit this place. They have water birds of all kinds, some in enclosures, and some roaming the grounds, all with personalities. It isn't a petting zoo, so give the birds their own space, but they seem relatively unafraid of humans. To be given a display by a Crane, or to encounter a pair of Southern Screaming Geese in a quiet moment is a charming experience.
    Just a footnote, unless we misunderstood, admission is on the honor system, with a "letter box" for cash donations. Bring money ($10.00 each).
    Our first visit to this place - it's not widely advertised.
    Written October 24, 2021
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  • Preston P
    2 contributions
    Casa Bacchus is a gem of a wine store. The owner Chris has as outstanding knowledge, and imports rare selections from Europe for remarkable prices. If he does not have what you want he will find it for you. Great service. Outstanding wine. Amazing prices!

    - Mitchell
    Written October 29, 2016
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