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Visit • Discover • Learn

Located in three historic buildings in downtown Torrington, the Torrington Historical Society is home to the Torrington History Museum, the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and the John H. Thompson Library & Archive. The Society also owns the West Torrington site where noted abolitionist John Brown was born. 

We invite you to discover the history of Torrington by touring our exhibits and house museum, attending programs and events, using our research library or visiting the John Brown Birthplace. All are welcome.

History Museum


Hotchkiss-Fyler House
Guided Tours


The John H. Thompson
Library & Archive


Walk and Talk poster

Upcoming Events

Holiday Evening and Daytime Tours of the Hotchkiss Fyler House Evening Tours - Dec 6th, 13th, and 20th at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Daytime Tours - Dec 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. 

Take a guided tour of one of Connecticut’s notable house museums, decorated for the Holiday season. The Hotchkiss Fyler house was built in 1900 and features original family furnishings, impressive woodwork, painted and stenciled walls and collections of fine and decorative arts. During the holiday season, the house takes on a special ambiance when it is decorated with Christmas trees, vintage ornaments, wreaths, greenery and white lights. Antique toys from the society’s collection will also be on display. Evening Tour tickets always sell out, so please register early! Walk in’s for daytime tours are welcome if space for the time slot is available.

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