John Brown Birthplace History And Arts Hike

Educational Walk Family-friendly Hike Multiple Activities

Sat. Jun 1

10:00 am


12:00 pm

1.7 miles

Open Event

The John Brown trail loop is an easy 0.7-mile loop around John Brown’s family home at the time of his birth and is maintained by the Torrington Historical Society.  A recently built 0.5-mile connector trail and boardwalk through a bog connects this loop to the Five Points Art Center and the former UConn – Torrington campus.The hike will begin with a discussion of the importance of John Brown to the history of the United States by the Torrington Historical Society. The hike will start the loop and continue on the bog connector trail and boardwalk to the Five Points Art Center where they will be celebrating their Print Festival. This festival is free and hikers are encouraged to visit the exhibits, demonstrations, activities, and food trucks.  Hikers who wish to linger longer at the Print Festival may return to the John Brown home site on their own.This hike is for all ability levels, although you can expect uneven ground and some muddy areas. Bring your hiking boots and drinking water. Pre-registration is NOT required, but parking is limited to the sides of John Brown Road.

Event Leader(s)

Kurt Johnson

(860) 287-2557


Rain Date

June 2, 2024

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

John Brown Homesite
John Brown Road
Torrington, CT

Meet at the John Brown Birthplace Site on John Brown Road
off of University Drive, Torrington
Parking is limited to the sides of John Brown Road.
Print Festival attendees may move their car after the hike to the Five Points Arts Center

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

No Dogs Permitted