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Tapping Reeve House and Law School

82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759-4022
+1 860-567-4501
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Interesting for early Federal period social and political history

Free admission. I spent 2.5 hours here. The Schoolhouse building is almost all reproduction and not... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
CtFreddie
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CT
not just for those interested in law

Especially with the current Hamilton phenomenon, this is a place most people would enjoy. Tapping... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
peggyvb
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Woodmere, New York
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The Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes visitors on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century. Through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits, each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community.
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82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759-4022
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Free admission. I spent 2.5 hours here. The Schoolhouse building is almost all reproduction and not much of interest there. Probably good site for reenactcments. The Tapping Reeve House had 3 main interpretive areas plus an excellent 15 minute video. The interpretive areas are a...More

1  Thank CtFreddie
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Glad you had a nice visit!

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Especially with the current Hamilton phenomenon, this is a place most people would enjoy. Tapping Reeve , Aaron Burr's brother in law, is yet another aspect of our country's beginnings.

1  Thank peggyvb
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for the review! Aaron Burr did not spend much time in Litchfield, but the connection because of Sally Burr is still very strong.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Firstly, I am not a lawyer and have no specific interest in law. This place was like finding a jewel. If you enjoy history, it is a must. The Law School came to be because there were no law schools; prior to this, hopefuls took...More

1  Thank IreneDJ2
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for the review! We are so pleased to hear you had a nice time. Please come again!

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A rare visit from two of my sisters, one of them a retired lawyer and the other a former lawyer, prompted me to invite them to see the Tapping Reeve House and Law School. They were surprised to learn that how historically significant this site...More

1  Thank AnnieGreen1
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Annie, Thank you so much for the review! We are delighted to hear that you and your sisters enjoyed the visit. We love hearing about people connecting with the stories and experiences of the students. Kate enjoyed your group very much! Please, do come...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Actually I have started my own education in a one room school where several youngsters, grades one to seven, were getting education together. That was during WWII and the country was Romania and students were refugees. To see one room law school that trained outstanding...More

Thank Przeglad
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Wow! What an interesting personal history. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and made connections. You might enjoy our online database The Ledger, which talks more about individual students and gives insight into their lives. We hope you can visit us again!

Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of the rare, unexpected finds in Litchfield, this quaint museum revisits the days when law meant something and old timers actually read briefs about the constitutionality of some cases. A lovely place to visit when you are passing through!

Thank William S
LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 11 February 2016

Litchfield is quite the charming place to visit for several hours or days...perfectly situated to visit many other small interesting towns as well. Park your car and stroll down South Street [Rt. 63] and you will come upon the Tapping Reeve House and Law School....More

Thank RCC_21
LHS1897, Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Tapping Reeve House itself lays out the history of the school, some of its prominent graduates, and of early life in Litchfield. The school itself, a tiny one room structure, is very interesting

Thank JudyLitchfield
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I wish I could have spent more time looking around the museum. I was surprised by how much I learned from visiting this place. The 15 minute movie was a bit of a waste of time but the rest of the exhibit was top-notch. A...More

Thank Cece C
LHS1897, Guest Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

Thank you for your response! We are sorry you didn't enjoy the film, but happy your enjoyed the rest of the museum!

Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Tapping Reeve House has a few rooms with some informative exhibits and a movie room where visitors can get an overview of the place's history. The law school itself was the best part - especially trying to imagine how 55 people could fit in...More

Thank Julietta D
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