Litchfield History Museum

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759

Reopening Message

The Litchfield History Museum, the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School, and the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library will reopen to the public on Thursday, June 24th, 2021. Please see our new hours below.

Safety Policies

In order to protect our patrons, volunteers, and staff, we will continue to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19. These precautions include:

  • Asking visitors to wear a face covering while inside the museum
  • Offering hand sanitizer stations at entrances, exits, and throughout the museum
  • Limiting the number of visitors and facilitate social distancing using timed and delayed entry
  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms, and payment stations.

If you feel sick, have experienced a fever, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to people who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not visit the Litchfield Historical Society at this time.

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.

New Hours Starting June 24th

Thursday – By Appointment, Call 860 567 4501
Friday & Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Plan your visit today!

Opening June 24th

Opening June 24th

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.