Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop

The Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop was built by Joseph Carpenter between 1772 and 1774 on the Norwichtown Green. It still looks much the same as it did when Joseph worked there as a silversmith and clockmaker. It is one of the few surviving frame tradesman shops left in New England, still in its original location! The shop was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 6, 1970 and it was listed as a contributory property for the Norwichtown Historic District on January 17, 1973. When visiting the Silversmith Shop, you will see the original walls from 1772 as well as the original forge that Carpenter used for his silversmith work.

See artifacts from the building as well as from an archeological test pit and reconstruction of the basement wall. You will learn about the Green when it was the social and commercial center of Norwich, through displays about the businesses and craftsmen that contributed to the bustling life around the Green. Open to the public April – October, 11am-3pm, Friday-Saturday-Sunday at 71 East Town Street, Norwich. $5

 

Joseph Carpenter Silversmith House