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CT Open House Day
June 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pmfree
Connecticut Open House Day, now in its 17th year, is an annual event held on the second Saturday of June.
The purpose of this event is to inspire Connecticut residents to learn about all the experiences in their own backyard, anticipating that this will convert them into ambassadors who will recommend these experiences to other visitors. The state heavily promotes this event and typically enjoys significant press coverage each year.
After being closed for 14 months, the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center will reopen for CT Open House Day! Our hours will be 11am-3pm and admission is free. Come check out our Discover Norwich exhibit, play with reproduction colonial toys, and grab some Walk Norwich Trail brochures.
Also, be sure to stop by and visit the c.1772 Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop located directly next door to the Visitors’ Center. In honor of CT Open House Day, for the first time in years, the Carpenter Shop will be open to the public.
This new museum will present the early history of the settlement of Norwich which centered around the Norwichtown Green, highlight the tradesmen who lived and worked around the Green as well as the original chimney forge used by the Norwich silversmith Joseph Carpenter in 1772!
Come check out both buildings on CT Open House Day!
Please note the following safety protocols in place:
- Face masks are required to enter the Visitors’ Center. Children under the age of two are not required to wear a mask.
- Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk. Please use this upon entering.
- Please practice social distancing and remain 6 feet apart while in the Visitors’ Center.
- We are asking visitors to voluntarily provide contact information in case of COVID-19 exposure. Please sign in at the front desk.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.