Second Saturday Walking Tour

Greeneville Church Tour
Freedom Trail Tour April 2022

Second Saturday Tour Update for 2024

The Norwich Historical Society is putting a temporary pause on the Second Saturday Tours for 2024 in an effort to focus our time on planning the Marquis de Lafayette U.S. Tour Bicentennial in August 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to host our Walktober walking tour line up in the Fall, so we hope you join us on one of those tours.

Norwich Historical Society Second Saturday Walks

From June to August, the Norwich Historical Society hosts ticketed fee based 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