STOP 6: Old Colchester Colored School

Colchester Heritage Walk

STOP 6: Old Colchester Colored School

Colchester, Connecticut 06415, United States

Created By: William J. Johnston Middle School


This building is a replica of the School for Colored Children that was in operation from 1804 to about 1840. When a site was selected for Bacon Academy, the one-room schoolhouse was rolled down the hill behind the church. The Bacon Academy Board of Trustees opted to reuse the building as a school to educate former slaves or the children of slaves. The original structure is on private property in Colchester.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Colchester Heritage Walk


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