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Mill Hill Historic Park

Mill Hill Historic Park


Mill Hill Historic Park consists of three historical buildings, cemetery and a colonial herb garden. Through the efforts of the Norwalk Historical Society they have been preserved and established in one location as a monument to early Norwalk.

Illustration and text fromĀ Connecticut Historical Collections by John Warner Barber, 1836

The Norwalk Town House About the Town House
The present Town House was built in 1835. In the early days the Town House served multiple purposes as a gathering place for special groups – some religious, some political – and the administration of civic duties.

Governor Thomas Fitch Law Office About the Law Office

Thomas Fitch was Governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1754 to 1766.

This building was originally part of the kitchen wing of his house and has been reconstructed as a colonial law office. It was the only portion of the house that survived the burning of Norwalk by the British on July 11, 1779. The house was located in East Norwalk and was moved through community efforts in 1956 owing to the fact that it was in the path of the Connecticut Turnpike, now Interstate 95. The building was restored in 1971.

The Downtown District Schoolhouse About the Schoolhouse

Built in 1826, this building was known as the Downtown District Schoolhouse. It was used as a school until 1871.

The Mill Hill Burying Ground About the Burying Ground

The cemetery lying to the east of the buildings is the third oldest in Norwalk. Family plots went along with the property grants issued to the first settlers.