Claims to Fame
One of the most infamous historical figures of the American Revolution was born in Norwich. Benedict Arnold originally fought for America, but defected to the British Army in 1780. His betrayal led to the use of his name as a term for describing a traitor. First Congress Delegate Isaac Backus was born here as was U.S. Senator William Buckingham. The Norwich Historic Cemetery, sometimes called the Colonial Cemetery, is the resting place of many American and French soldiers from the Revolutionary War. Another source of historical preservation is the Norwich Historical Society, whose mission is the three P’s: Preserve, protect, and promote Norwich’s history.
Natural Beauty and Ba
You do not have to travel very far in Norwich to find outdoor activities to enjoy. The town has many parks to visit, with plenty of hiking and biking trails. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you get some exercise and take in the tranquil scenery. The parks are a nature photographer’s delight, with abundant diversity of flora and fauna. Dodd Stadium is perfect for catching a baseball game with friends or admiring the antique cars during car shows. Affordable, clean, and with plenty of room, it is a favorite place of sports-loving locals.
The Best in Shows and
Get swept up in the feel of Broadway at the Spirit of Broadway Theater. Small in size but large in quality, you can catch the latest smash plays and musicals here. The theater even has a live orchestra to perform the music, giving you the next best thing to Broadway. Awaken your senses to the world of art that waits at the Slater Memorial Museum. Emphasizing the vividness of the human experience, each exhibit tells the story of human tragedy and triumph. It has awed and affected visitors with art from around the world for more than a century.