Tucked away in foothills of the Berkshires, Litchfield is a quintessential New England town surrounded by nature and packed with history. The land that comprises the township of Litchfield was first named “Bantam” (meaning “he prays”) by the native Indians then renamed to “Litchfield” after its settlement in the 1720’s. The land was cleared and later developed throughout the century for many different industries including farming, mills and higher education. With the historic preservation of architecture and cultural programs, Litchfield is considered one of the finest surviving examples of a typical late 18th-century town. More recently, the allure of the countryside has attracted the likes of many artisans and creatives that now call Litchfield home. This makes for a quaint and compelling town that is rich in culture and brimful of unique shops, goods and activities to keep you captivated.