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

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
The Colchester Federated Church has stood in Colchester for a long time. It plays a big role in Colchester history. For more details about its history and a timeline of its events click HERE! updated-sound ...
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. PLAY AUDIO ON SOUNDCLOUD ...
A prominent local farmer amassed a small fortune after the American Revolution. Upon his death in December 1800, $35,000 (equivalent to $700,000 in 2019) was left for the establishment of a school. Construction began in 1801 and completed ... Read more
The Hayward FIre Company was officially formed on February 6 1854. At a borough meeting, officials voted to organize a fire company after 30 years of debate. Colchester’s largest employer, Nathaniel Hayward, offered to donate hoses, bucke... Read more
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 ... Read more
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! PLAY AUDIO ON SOUNDCLOUD ...
Have you ever wondered what the oldest house in Colchester is? Well, you're looking right at it. The Nathaniel Foote House was built in 1702, originally in the first settlement near what is today a golf course. Nathaniel Foote is credited w... Read more
The Union Monument was erected on September 17, 1875 and was sculpted by George E. Bissell. It is elevated on a 4' mound at the southern end of the 3.5-acre park known as the Town Green. Consisting of a base, tall pedestal, and soldier figu... Read more
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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