Tapping Reeve House and Law School

The Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes visitors on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century. Through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits, each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community.

Visitors meet the students as they watch the introductory video Coming to Litchfield. They discover the students’ stories as they try on clothes that a student might have worn, make decisions about what supplies to buy, and vote on issues of the day.

Katherine Hermes of Central Connecticut State University had this to say:

“If you want an experience that alters your perception of what a museum is like, humanizes the past, engages every member of your family, contributes to historical debate on an intelligent level, and offers a critical look at America’s early republic, come to Litchfield.” Connecticut History Volume 39 Number 2, Fall 2000

Open mid-April through November
Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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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.