Museums & Library

The museums of the Litchfield Historical Society are open to the public mid-April through November with free admission for all. The Offices and Museum Shop are open year-round Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Research Library is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The Tapping Reeve Meadow is open dawn to dusk.

The Litchfield History Museum exhibits the evolution of Litchfield, Connecticut from its settlement in 1719 to today. Through changing exhibits, artifacts and archives, as well as hands-on areas, visitors can explore the diverse history of the town. Learn more here.

The Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School takes visitors on a journey through the 19th-century life of a real student who came to Litchfield for an education at the Litchfield Law School or the Litchfield Female Academy. The Litchfield Law School was America’s first school of law. Through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits, each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community. Learn more here. The site is also home to the Tapping Reeve Meadow, a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found on the site, and in Litchfield, from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

Visit our Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library or Collections to more about the artifact and archives collections of the Litchfield Historical Society. The Library is open year-round to researchers and houses information about Litchfield’s 280 years of growth and change as reflected through the papers, publications, photographs, and ephemera of local residents, homes, businesses, institutions and organizations. Learn more here.



In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we are pleased to once again offer free admission, generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors.