The Little Red Schoolhouse Program Tours
2021 Virtual Tours
Tours: March 29, 2021 - June 15, 2021
Offered Monday - Friday
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am & 11:00am tours
Tuesdays & Fridays: 9:00am, 11:00am & 1:00pm tours
$60 per class (up to 25 students)
Ages: Elementary and Middle School
Join the Norwalk Historical Society for a one-hour live virtual tour of the Downtown District One-Room school and the Governor Fitch Law Office.
During the first 30 minutes, step into the mid 1700s in the Law Office of Governor Thomas Fitch. Explore everyday life in the colonial era with a visit to the home's kitchen, cellar, and attic bedroom. What did people eat? How did they make sure their food did not spoil? What did a bedroom look like?
The second half of the tour will take place in the 1826 one-room schoolhouse. Learn about a typical school day in the mid 1800s. What subjects did the children learn? What did their school supplies look like? How did they have fun during recess?
The tour guide will stop multiple times throughout the tour for students to ask questions.
Bonus Video: "Norwalk History - All Around You!" Discover the history that's hiding in your school's neighborhood!
Video available for viewing in May 2021.
Norwalk History Resources for your Classroom
Download the full-color Little Red Schoolhouse Guidebook. The guidebook contains lessons and activities to assist with teaching about:
Native Americans in Norwalk
European Contact & Early Norwalk Settlers
Burning and Battle of Norwalk
The guidebook also includes pre and post visit activities for the Governor Fitch Law Office & the Downtown District One-Room Schoolhouse.
Register as soon as possible, dates fill up quickly!
$60.00 per class (Up to 25 students)
Make check payable to: Norwalk Historical Society. Mail to: Norwalk Historical Society, P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT 06852