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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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Unique Museum with Historical Significance

My husband and I visited the Tapping Reeve House and Law School on Sunday, April 29, 2018, the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
At last, Aaron Burr was first in something worthwhile ....

First of all, I thought the answer to the question of the location of the first American law school... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Michael K
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Melbourne, Florida
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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 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Tapping Reeve House and Law School on Sunday, April 29, 2018, the same day that we visited the Litchfield History Museum, which was up the street. The Law School was unique having historical significance being America’s first Law School,...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

First of all, I thought the answer to the question of the location of the first American law school would be Harvard or Yale. Nope. While preparing for our journey driving through New England, I came across a curious note in Fodors and that was...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good place to see how the Founding Fathers lived plus learn about the many men who passed through the Law School. Plus, the admission has been FREE the past few years which is great too.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I came to the House and Law School with a group so our experience might be different than individuals visiting. Our guide, Kate, was amazingly one of my former students! This is not an historic house where you go from room to room seeing period...More

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Knew of it from guide books and stopped when passing to take a mini tour. This was well worthwhile as the Litchfield Historical Society representative gave us an overview before we toured the well laid out exhibit rooms.

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Reviewed 17 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

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Glad you had a nice visit!

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Reviewed 14 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.

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 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.

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Reviewed 16 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

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

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

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Reviewed 12 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

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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

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Reviewed 6 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

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LHS1897, Public Relations Manager at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 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!

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