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 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.

Visit our Collections to more about the artifact and archives of the Litchfield Historical Society.



In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we are pleased to once again offer free admission in 2017, generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors.