Second Saturday Walking Tour

Greeneville Church Tour
Walking in a Traitor's Footsteps Tour

Norwich Historical Society Second Saturday Walks

From April to August, the Norwich Historical Society hosts free walking tours of Norwich on the second Saturday of the month. These walking tours encompass a wide variety of themes in Norwich’s history from the 17th century up through recent history. These walks are given on a rotating basis by our knowledgeable board members and community volunteers and are included in Norwich’s Walktober line-up. The goal of the Second Saturday Walking Tours is to educate not only visitors about the rich history of our community, but encourage local residents to get out and explore the history that is in their own backyard. Please see our events calendar for the current Second Saturday Tour offerings.

Some of our popular Second Saturday Walks include:

  • The Legend of Uncas Leap
  • Hike in Mohegan Park
  • Firearm Factories of Norwich
  • The Norwich Millionaires’ Triangle
  • The Norwich Freedom Trail
  • Norwich Notables of the Yantic Cemetery
  • Civil War History of the Yantic Cemetery
  • Ye Olde Ancient Burial Ground
  • The Spaulding Pond Dam Flood
  • The Old Reservoirs of Taftville
  • Two Bells Beckon: The Community of Taftville and the Ponemah Mills
  • Canoe/Kayak Tour of the Yantic River
  • Greeneville Church Tour
  • We are Greeneville Tour
  • Shetucket River Walking Tour
  • Walking in a Traitor’s Footsteps – the Benedict Arnold Trail

2021 Second Saturday Tour Update

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the Norwich Historical Society will continue to host virtual walking tours for our Second Saturday tours starting in April. We know this is disappointing, but we made this decision with the safety of our volunteers and guests in mind. We will continue to monitor the situation and will let everyone know when we will hold in person tours once again. Please check out our Facebook page on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00am for a virtual tour.