Directions to Litchfield

Litchfield is located in the northwestern hills of Connecticut at the junction of routes 202, 118, and 63 (all of which meet and cross at the town Green).

From the North or East

Take I-84 to Exit 39. Get off at Exit 39, and take Route 4 to Route 118 (They meet just after you go through Harwinton.) Follow 118 into the center of Litchfield.

This is the shortest route, but it can be a little confusing. Be sure to pay attention to the Route 4 signs, because the road turns a couple of times at traffic lights. This route takes about an hour from Hartford to Litchfield.

From the South or West

Take I-84 to Route 8 (at Waterbury, expect to exit on the left side). Take Route 8 to Exit 42 (Litchfield/Harwinton, Route 118). Take a left on Route 118 and follow it about six miles into the center of Litchfield. This route takes about and hour from Danbury; from Waterbury it takes 20 minutes.

Alternate Route: take I-84 to Route 7 North (at Danbury). Take Route 7 to Route 202. Watch for Route 202 signs in New Milford. Take Route 202 into the center of Litchfield. This route takes about an hour from Danbury.

Once you have arrived in Litchfield

The Litchfield Historical Society is located on the corner of Route 63 South and Route 118. It is a brick building with green trim on the southeast side of the Green. The Tapping Reeve House and Law School are a little further south on Route 63 (South Street). They are located on the west side of the street behind a white fence.


For either building, cars and vans may park along the street or in the municipal lot located halfway down the street behind the block of brick commercial buildings across from the Museum. Busses should park behind one of the churches on South Street (just a few buildings south of the Museum). Street parking spaces in the center of town are subject to time limits. Please follow the signs.