Known as the 'Rose of New England,' situated at the confluence of the Yantic, Shetucket and Thames Rivers, Norwich was one of Connecticut's first five cities. During the American War of Independence, it was a key supply center for the revolutionaries, providing ships, munitions and soldiers. Benedict Arnold, the most famous figure of the Revolution, at first hero, and later, traitor, was born here.
Today, Norwich is best known for the nearby Foxwoods Casino, a historic downtown featuring handsome Victorian houses set around Norwichtown Green and a gorgeous Second Empire City Hall. For many, it's a drive-through when exploring the countryside to its south and east, and Connecticut's 'Quiet Corner' to the north.