With a population of more than 40,000 residents, the City of Norwich offers a unique mix of urban and rural living. Homes in the Downtown offer short walks to restaurants, transportation, small markets, the library and city offices, while homes in more rural areas offer acres of land and small farms. Read on to learn about the plethora of activities and entertainment Norwich offers its residents and the region!
Norwich is rich in historic assets and stories. Norwich was founded on land purchased from the Mohegan Tribe in 1659 and still has strong ties to the Mohegans through historical assets. It is also the birthplace of America’s hero turned traitor Benedict Arnold who grew up in the City. His family is buried in the Old Norwichtown Burial Grounds and you can see more about Arnold’s life along the Benedict Arnold Walking Trail.
Norwich is a hub of activity around the arts, from our First Friday Norwich to the Spirit of Broadway Theater to the Slater Memorial Museum, you can always find something to inspire you around the City. For more than one hundred years, the Slater Memorial Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.
The City of Norwich also has other offerings. Norwich Harbor is where the three rivers (Yantic, Thames and Shetucket) converge making fishing some of the best in the state. Thayers Marine offers Kayak rental for trips to any of the beautiful river destinations including Uncas Leap, and our beautiful parks, rose garden and our minor league baseball team the CT Tigers (an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) provide entertainment for any visitor or resident.