Litchfield History Museum

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759

About the Museum

The Litchfield History Museum exhibits the evolution of the town of Litchfield, CT 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. Litchfield was a bustling commercial,political, and educational center and is a case study for the evolution of New England towns following the Revolutionary War. The town’s history includes that of the center village, Bantam, East Litchfield, Milton, Northfield, and pre-1850s Morris. The Historical Society’s artifacts and archives document all areas. The exhibits are on the first floor of the Noyes Memorial Building.

The lower level is home to the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.


Our museums are closed for the season. They will reopen April 21, 2023!

Tuesday through Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Plan your visit today!

Antiquarian to Accredited: A Look Inside the Historical Society invites visitors to learn more about our institution while showcasing objects and stories from the point of view of our museum’s stakeholders. This includes past and present staff, board members, volunteers, community members, and exhibit contributors. Antiquarian to Accredited gives an insider’s perspective to how the Litchfield Historical Society collects, interprets, and shares community history.

While Litchfield was never home to the kind of formal art colony found in other parts of Connecticut, the town has a rich and lasting connection with the visual arts. Painting Litchfield showcases paintings inspired by Litchfield scenes and landscapes from the nineteenth century to the present. Learn about one of the earliest artist groups exhibiting in Connecticut, explore the career of a painter who served in the Monuments Men, and view works by artists living in Litchfield today. 

Painting Litchfield runs from July 22 to November 27, 2022.

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Interested in a Private Tour?

Walking Tour Map
We have a walking tour map available for $2 that provides a self-guided tour of the historic district’s homes and businesses. Stop in and purchase one today! Or, download the free, digital version of the Walking Tour Brochure. (PDF, 3MB)


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.