Litchfield, Minnesota, is a city filled with historic buildings and great stories. It is home to one of America’s best-preserved Grand Army of the Republic halls. Architectural historian David Gebhard called Trinity Episcopal Church “one of Minnesota’s most important 19th century buildings.” The downtown is considered one of the best-preserved historic commercial districts in the state. The Litchfield Heritage Preservation Commission invites you to learn more about this great city and its past.
The Litchfield Heritage Preservation Commission is charged with the preservation of local historic sites. That responsibility includes review of construction in the downtown historic district. The Commission also actively promotes local history. Learn about the architectural influences that shaped Litchfield’s commercial buildings.
The story of Litchfield is found in its shops, churches, schools, parks, and homes. Get out on the streets with informative tour guides and videos. Take a walk through the Litchfield Cemetery and hear stories told by its “residents.” Tour the downtown historic district. Find out about some of Litchfield’s great homes.
Test your knowledge with a History-All-Around-You activity book. Try an interactive choose-your-own adventure story about a Swedish immigrant family. We provide resources to help you learn more about the city’s legacy and the people who made it possible.