|What to See & Do in Litchfield CT|
|America's first law school, the birthplace of Vermont Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, a pretty town green and a good small historical museum are worth your time in Litchfield.|
Sightseeing in Litchfield CT is simple enough: drive down South Street to get the feel for this gracious neighborhood.
The small, unprepossessing edifice beside the house at 82 South Street was America's first school of law, established here by Tapping Reeve in 1775. More...
The exhibits offer an interesting glimpse of the town's past politics, economy, industry, and art, just steps off Litchfield town green. More...
Ethan Allen House
Thought to be the one in which the famous patriot and leader of Vermont's "Green Mountain Boys" was born, it's at the southern end of South Street, in the road's fork.
Heading north from the town green, it's lined with fine old houses, many from the 18th and 19th centuries.
A milestone dating from 1787, which informed the traveler that it was "33 Miles to Hartford, 102 Miles to New York--J. Strong AD 1787," stands on West Street, northern side, just at the end of the town green.
Right on the green at the beginning of North Street,the old jail—once conveniently connected to the bank next door—is now used as a halfway house for women re-entering society after difficult life experiences.
Right outside Litchfield is Connecticut's largest nature center, with over 35 miles (56 km) of trails for enjoying the flora and fauna, several prime perches for birdwatching, and a nature museum. More...
A mile east of Litchfield, this quaint place prides itself on being Connecticut's first farm winery. Come for a vineyard tour and wine tasting. More...