Colchester Heritage Walk

Take a historical walk around the Colchester Green.

Colchester Heritage Walk

Colchester, Connecticut 06415, United States

Created By: William J. Johnston Middle School

Tour Information

Welcome to Colchester, CT, "Where Tradition Meets Tommorow!" Take The Colchester Heritge Walk around the Colchester Green and click on our various stops to visit landmark websites and see photos, both current and from the past. We hope this will be one of many strolls you take around our vibrant town.

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What You'll See on the Tour

STOP 1: Colchester Historical Society

Hello! Are you ready to explore Colchester, CT and become a master of our town's history?  Great! This is the place where you will start and end your tour. On this tour you will visit the Colchester Federated Church, Old Bacon Academy, t... Read more
STOP 2: Colchester Federated Church

The Colchester Federated church has played an important role in Colchester's history. Check out their website HERE! ...
STOP 3: Day Hall

Day Hall was built in 1857 and 1858. Day Hall used to be part of the Chapel for Congregational Church. In 1929, Day Hall was given to the Old Bacon Academy after being remodeled. ...
STOP 4: Old Bacon Academy

The Old Bacon Academy was built in 1801.The old high school wasn't named after the mouth watering food we all think of when we hear bacon. Rather, it was named after the Colchester resident that founded the school 118 years ago: Pierpont... Read more
STOP 5: The Old Colchester Fire House

This building used to be Colchester's Fire Department from 1824 - 1854. The first chief was Charles Barker, who served from 1824 - 1854. Today it serves as a museum.
STOP 6: Old Colchester Colored School

This building was originally where Bacon Academy stands today. In 1848, the Colchester schools were desegregated. Today it remains where you are standing right now.
STOP 7: Old Gingko Tree

This tree is sometimes called the "ugly" tree. However, most people don't know that this Old Gingko Tree has had a long history in Colchester. Click HERE to learn its story! ...
STOP 8: Union Monument

The Union Monument was built in 1801 by sculpture George E. Bissell. This monument was constructed to show Colchester's respect for Civil War veterans. Click HERE to learn more! ...
FINAL STOP: Historical Society

How was your exploration? We hope you learned a lot and became more aware of Colchester, CT's rich history. Please fill out this FORM to let us know how your visit went and to be entered into a raffle for marvelous prizes! Thank you for ... Read more


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