Battle and Burning of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War


Battle and Burning of Norwalk Commemorative Day

235th anniversary

(July 11, 1779)

Admission: Free

Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall Street

Norwalk, CT


10am – 3pm

Sheldon’s Horse 2nd Continental Light Dragoons Revolutionary War Re-enactors

  • Revolutionary War Encampment

  • Education about the horses

  • Weapons and equipment talk

  • Drill and firing demos

  • Calvary demo @ 2:15pm


11am & 1pm

Battle and Burning of Norwalk lecture presented by Ed & Madeleine Eckert

Local historians and Norwalk Historical Society board members, Ed & Madeleine Eckert , will give a slide presentation detailing the events of July 11, 1779, when British Maj.-Gen. William Tryon with 2,600 troops under his command attacked and destroyed the town. The Eckerts have spent the last several years conducting in-depth research on the Battle & Burning of Norwalk and have discovered many new and intriguing facts about this historic local event.  By providing visual representations and incorporating the latest information, they will bring to life this catastrophic turning point in Norwalk’s history.

This year marks the 235th anniversary of the conflict that the Eckerts call the largest single battle ever fought on Connecticut soil.

10am – 3pm

Mill Hill Historic Park -  Open House

Self-guided tours of Mill Hill Historic Park, includes 1835 Town House Museum, 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”, c. 1740 Governor Thomas Fitch Law Office and Town House Hill burying ground (3rd oldest cemetery in Norwalk).