Norwich Live Cam

See what the wait is to launch your boat at New London County


Hosted by:
  • Norwich City Hall
  • 100 Broadway - Norwich
  • Connecticut 06360 - United States
  • (860) 823-3700

The Rose of New England

Norwich offers a full range of services of a big city with the personal and professional attention of a small town. With the majority of the municipal departments located in the recently renovated City Hall, residents are assured easy access and a timely reply to their requests for information about City Council activities, where to pay tax bills, obtain a marriage license, learn about building developments, and register to vote, to name a few of the services offered.

Norwich is fortunate to have excellent examples of architecture from the colonial period, Federal, Georgian, several Victorian, Arts & Crafts to Modern. These building styles are the subject of four walking tour brochures which allow visitors to explore Norwich on leisurely walking loops learning about the history, people and building elements that give Norwich its unique look.

A unique look at Norwich's past can be explored through our Olde Burial Grounds brochure. The pamphlet describes the varied carving styles of early tombstones, burial customs, and the lives and deaths of some of Norwich's early American settlers. Two brochures take visitors along the main roads of Norwich's center detailing the beautiful homes which line the streets. These roads represent the move from the older section of Norwich to its current heart - the Chelsea harbor area. Commemorative posters are also available of Norwich's wonderful architecture. Our building tradition represents our past, present, and future. Come share in our beauty.

Rich in history and the arts, Norwich is a mecca for people exploring history, sculpture, and fun attractions such as basketball, ice skating, boating, golf, miniature golf, walking trails, and professional baseball. The variety of attractions in Norwich provided something for everyone. Our location is also ideal as a hub to visit other nearby sights in southeastern Connecticut.

Norwich is home to three full-service hotels and an internationally reknowned spa. Norwich residents have connections to people across eastern Connecticut, into New York, and beyond. The original Connecticut colony did not have a defined western border. During two economic downturns in the mid-1600s and early 1700s, thousands of Connecticut residents, primarily from the east, left the area to go to a place called the Western Reserve, in what is now known as Ohio and Illinois. Besides these migrations, the trend for Americans to move as land or employment was scarce, means that millions of Americans can trace their roots to the early settlers of the original thirteen colonies. Descendants of Norwich residents can research their family's genealogy through several resources in Norwich.