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Norwich is a city of 3,600 people (2020) in eastern Vermont across the Connecticut River from Hanover, New Hampshire. It is commuter town for nearby Hanover, New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River, and is home to some of the state of Vermont's wealthiest residents. The town contains the Norwich Mid-Century Modern Historic District.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

I-93 north to I-89 N at Concord, NH. Exit I-89 at I-91 N in White River Junction, VT. Take Exit 13 at Norwich. Turning left at the exit takes you to downtown Norwich.

Take I-89 S to I-91 N in White River Junction, VT. Continue as above.

  • From New York (about 5 hours), southern New England and points south

Take I-91 N to Exit 13. Continue as above.

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

Amtrak "Vermonter" service from Washington and New York arrives daily in nearby White River Junction, Vermont.

By coach[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Advance Transit, +1 802 295-1824. Bus line links Norwich to most neighboring towns. All routes are free.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Advance Transit, +1 802 295-1824. Bus line links Norwich to neighboring towns. All routes are free.



  • [dead link] Hike. The Appalachian Trail passes right through downtown Norwich. There are also a number of shorter trails in the town. A good resource for short hikes in the area is the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.
  • Visit an old cemetery. There are a number of old cemeteries in town, some of which contain graves dating back to the Revolutionary War period.
  • English Country Dancing, Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street (corner of Church and Main Street), toll-free: +1-802-785-4121, . Join in an afternoon of English Country Dancing. All dances will be taught, no is partner needed, and all are welcome. Please wear clean, non-marking, soft-soled shoes (or socks) only. Contact for dates and times. $8 adult, $4 under 25s.
  • 1 King Arthur Flour, 135 US Route 5 South, +1 802 649 3361. 7:30AM–6PM. Visit the King Arthur Flour store, café, or baking school. Shop, eat ($10–15 for breakfast or lunch), or take a baking class.
  • Norwich Farmers' Market, 301 US ​Route 5 South, +1 802 384-7447, . May - Oct: Saturdays 9AM-1PM. Visit one of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in northern New England. Vendors offer farm produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items.


  • Dan & Whit's General Store, Main Street. Open every day. Nexus from which all distances are measured. A true general store with a treasure trove of gadgets and tools spanning the early farming days of the area to the present. If you need something that is rare or out of season, they will have it in the back. Slip behind the deli counter to find gardening and sugaring supplies, sleds, hardware and paint. "If we don't have it, you don't need it."
  • Crossroad Farm Stand - Norwich, 163 US-5 (just South of King Arthur Flour), +1 802 649-2852, . mid-May to late Nov: M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM. Buy a wide variety of vegetables, specializing in greens and tomatoes. You can also find strawberries, melons, flowers, and bedding plants.
  • Norwich Bookstore, Norwich Square, 291 Main Street, +1 802-649-1114, . M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Th 9AM-8PM. Buy books at a community-based, locally-owned shop. Also a good place to find out about local, book-related events.


  • Jasper Murdock's Alehouse, 325 Main St. Jasper Murdock's Alehouse is a Vermont microbrewery at the Norwich Inn, named after the inn's 1797 founder. Open for lunch and dinner, the alehouse features hand-crafted English Ales.
  • Carpenter & Main, 326 Main St (across from Dan & Whit's), +1 802 649-2922.



  • 1 Norwich Inn, 325 Main St, +1 802 649-1143. A luxury country inn featuring a gourmet restaurant, wine cellar, meeting facilities, and brewery/alehouse. Norwich Inn (Q109349077) on Wikidata
  • [dead link] Norwich Bed and Breakfast, 229 Bradley Hill Rd, +1 802-649-3800. Elegant country living on a twenty acre working farm overlooking the Connecticut River and the White Mountains. Four elegant rooms, each with private bath. Scrumptious farm-style breakfast with local produce including organic eggs from free-range chickens.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Norwich
Saint JohnsburyFairlee  N  S  White River JunctionBrattleboro
END  W  E  → becomes Hanover

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