Litchfield History Museum

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(Corner of East and South St.) (860) 567-4501. Investigate the evolution of a small New England town through exhibits and activities in seven galleries. Discover Litchfield while learning about national, social, cultural and political history. Museums open mid-April - Nov. Tues.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1-5. Adm. Research library open year round Tues.- Fri. 10-12, 1-4. Gift Shop open year round.

Litchfield Horticultural Center LLC

258 Beach Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3707. (Rte. 202 to Milton Rd., 1st right onto Beach St., 2 mi. on right). A retail nursery displaying hundreds of fine quality trees, shrubs, unusual annuals & perennials and elegant display gardens. A knowledgeable staff offers design, installation & maintenance services for all your landscape needs. Truly a destination stop! Open April – Nov. Mon.-Sat. 9-4 & Sun. by appt.

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc.,

P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-6285. Fax: (860) 361-6288. A 35-year-old non-profit dedicated to the arts and arts education. Special Events: The Litchfield Jazz Festival, August at Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen CT. Litchfield Jazz Camp, runs one to four week sessions from July - August at Canterbury School, New Milford, CT. www.litchfieldjazzfest.com.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary

55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-2062. Self-guided tours available on Sat. & Sun. 10 - 4, excluding holidays. Guided tours available for members. Specialty visits for photographers, school groups and clubs by appt. Adm. $10. per adult, and includes admission for one child. Additional children $5. each.

Lourdes in Litchfield Shrine Grotto

83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-1041. Replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France. This 170 acre shrine built by the Montfort Missionaries and dedicated as a place of peace, prayer & pilgrimage. Open daily dawn to dusk. Pilgrimage Season May-Oct. Tues.-Sun. Mass in the Grotto 11:30 am, Sun. afternoon prayers & devotions 3 pm. Spectacular hillside Stations of the Cross path. Free admission. Gift Shop & Snack Bar. Handicapped accessible.

Marie Louise Trichet Gallery

229 East Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3163. An alternative space in an alternative place. Featuring works of local, national & international artists. Open Mon.- Sat. 10-4. Blog: www.atwisdomstable.blogspot.com

Mt. Tom

Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Litchfield/Washington. 3 miles west of Bantam Rte. 202. One mile hiking trail to stone tower at summit of Mt. Tom 1,325 ft. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating/non-motor, scuba diving, canoe & kayak rentals, bathrooms, concession. Charge: daily. Park Office: (860) 868-2592.

Naugatuck Railroad, At The Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-7245. Enjoy 80 minute vintage train rides on the Naugatuck Railroad from historic 1881 Thomaston Station, along the scenic Naugatuck River, through state forests and across the face of Thomaston Dam for views of the Litchfield Hills. From historic presentations to fun holiday celebrations, the Railroad Museum hosts a variety of special events including Easter Bunny Express, Steam on the Naugy, Fall Foliage, Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Haight-Brown Vineyard Express and Northern Lights Limited to Santa's Train Workshop. Call for tickets 24/7 or buy online.

Oliphant Design

29 West St., On the Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. (860) 567-8199. Something modern and sophisticated to be discovered on the Litchfield Green... A unique jewelry, clothing, custom furniture, home decor and gift store unlike any other in Litchfield County, packed with a treasure trove of unusual and distinctive items including our exclusive brand items. The OLIPHANT jewelry collection is a wonderful mix of vintage and contemporary handcrafted pieces featuring chunky bold statement necklaces, cuff bracelets with an array of colorful stones, vermeil semi-precious drop earrings and much more. Our lifestyle store features exclusively LEE Industries furniture, Matouk linens, Sferra and Lynn Chase as well as a wonderful selection of designer fabrics. It's the new favorite haunt and not to be missed! Visit us in person or on our website.

Oliver Wolcott Library: Jamie Gagarin Gallery

160 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-8030. The Oliver Wolcott Library's Jamie Gagarin Gallery features established and emerging regional artists. Each artist has a two-month exhibit. All artwork, except student work shown in January and February, is for sale directly benefiting the library. Call for Gallery hours. The Oliver Wolcott Library is open 7 days a week and three nights until 9 PM.