Discover the flavors of Connecticut’s Rose City as you explore its history and culture. 

The Passport to Norwich program offers great ideas for getting out. Begin your excursion with culture and end it with cuisine. Norwich, Connecticut abounds in award-winning historic trails, unique cultural sites, and amazing food. Select a destination, pick a restaurant, and bring your passport.

Collect 10 stamps for a chance to win a $250 restaurant gift card!

Get a stamp each time you visit one of more than 50 participating
Norwich restaurants. ($10 minimum purchase)

Lots of chances to win! Drawings run August through January; $10,000 in prizes.

Fill one passport, get another. There is no limit to the number of passports you can fill!

Winners will be notified by email.

Maximum of three (3) stamps from same location.

Follow #passporttonorwich for updates!

FAQ’s

Q: How do I acquire a passport?
A: Passports can be picked up at:
– The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, 187 Main Street
– The Mayor’s Office at Norwich City Hall, 100 Broadway
– Foundry66, 66 Franklin Street
Visit passporttonorwich.com/locations for a full list of participating locations.

Q: How do I get stamps?
A: Collect “Rose City” passport stamps at participating Norwich restaurants. A full list of participating locations is available at passporttonorwich.com/locations. You must spend at least $10 at a participating restaurant location to be eligible for a stamp.

Q: Where do I submit my passport once complete?
A: There are three locations where completed passports may be dropped off:
– The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, 187 Main Street
– The Mayor’s Office at Norwich City Hall, 100 Broadway
– Foundry66, 66 Franklin Street
Passports must be submitted by December 31, 2021 to qualify for a chance to win a $250 restaurant gift card from US Foods.

Q: Can I submit a partially completed passport?
A: In order to qualify for a chance to win, all 20 stamp slots must be stamped. No one location may be stamped more than three times.

Q: Do takeout orders qualify?
A: Yes! Save your receipt and stop by the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and they will issue you a stamp.

Q: How do I know I won a gift card from US Foods?
A: Winners will be notified via email. Their first names and town of residence will also be announced on passporttonorwich.com and shared out on social media.

Q: How can I learn more about the program?
A: Reach out to [email protected]!


A note from Peter Nystrom and Mark Bettencourt

Welcome to the Passport to Norwich program! US Foods has partnered with the City of Norwich to offer terrific prizes. The Norwich Community Development Corporation, the Norwich Historical Society, the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, and Miranda Creative are proud to introduce this fun and adventurous way to experience a very special area of Connecticut. Explore our historic walking trails and scenic places, dig into new dishes at our culturally diverse restaurants, and discover the area’s best-kept secrets. We hope you enjoy your trip around Norwich. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped. Enjoy!

Peter Albert Nystrom

Mayor of Norwich

Mark Bettencourt

President Pro Tem