Second Saturday Walking Tour

Greeneville Church Tour
Freedom Trail Tour April 2022

Norwich Historical Society Second Saturday Walks

From April to August, the Norwich Historical Society hosts 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

New to 2023

New in 2023, NHS will be shifting our goals for our Second Saturday Tours. For 2023, we will be charging admission for our Second Saturday Tours, with a non-member rate of $10 and member rate of $8. Additionally, we will be focusing on offering the very best experience for our members and visitors, so therefore, we will only be hosting Second Saturday Tours from JUNE – AUGUST.  We will continue to advertise our tours and upcoming events on our events calendar. Please let us know if you have any questions!