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Leffingwell House Museum

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Address: 348 Washington St, Norwich, CT 06360-2444
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+1 860-889-9440
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Hours:
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A great step back in history

There was a special July 4th presentation. Each of the docents were knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the history of the house and some of the origins of... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Helen S
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

There was a special July 4th presentation. Each of the docents were knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the history of the house and some of the origins of popular sayings. What a great afternoon!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I escorted a school group, and while the high-schoolers were unimpressed, I was pleased with the knowledge of the guides and the history that the museum covers. It's worth an hour of your time, but be aware that the location is unattractive (directly next to the end of a highway, boxed in by ramps) and parking is limited.

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1 Thank Rebecca H
Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This attraction shows a good example of early 18th century home. Take a look at the activities and events on their website. Worth a look if you are in the area.

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3 Thank Scott C
Norwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

I went as a chaperone for a school trip. The kids were rambunctious, but the guides weren't bothered. The guides were all dressed up, and knew the contents of the house and the historical connections by heart. The Leffingwell House/Inn has a compelling history of its own (unlike some houses which stretch the point), so if you enjoy colonial history... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca H
Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

So cute and fun. very informative and quaint. Lots of history here that i didnt know existed. only downfall though is that the hours of operation are ONLY saturdays so we had to make other plans leading up until that day and that was a bummer because we wanted to see this place first. other than its really cool. we... More 

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2 Thank Racquelle S
Oakdale, Connecticut
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Washington slept here. Now, how many houses can boast that? Good original furniture and authentic pieces. If you are a colonial history buff, this is a great place.

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1 Thank Cynten858
Oakdale, Connecticut
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

People drive by this every day and don't notice it. A very short walk from (whats left of) the Norwichtown Mall or Backus, so if your stuck at either place take a walk over. Very interesting and very well maintained.

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1 Thank Oakdale29
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Very nicely maintained little museum - that is definitely worth visiting particularly when there is an event there - nice permanent display. Very tiny - doable - and worth a trip if in the area and you have an hour to visit. Easy parking - right off of 395 connector.

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2 Thank worldsosweet
Norwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Revolutionary war period history. Correctly costumed knowledgeable people excited about history gladly answer questions or explain the objects. They even gave us a plant for our garden! Refreshing to have volunteers and staff who know the answers to any questions about the house or things in it that might occur to you! Easy to get to - right off major... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Sot of out of place, this fascinating piece of history is located near a busy intersection, yet when one enters inside - it's like being transported back to a quieter time. Rich in historical furnishing & artifacts plus the addition of a well informed staff, the Leffingwell is both a pleasant respite and a educational destination. There is another historic... More 

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