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Attractions in Hartford, Connecticut


  • Austin Arts Center
    300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    203-297-2498, Mix of music, theater, dance and visual arts featuring guest artists, faculty and students. Events are presented during the academic year from September through April more info  map

  • Bushnell Park Carousel
    Located in Downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park
    860-585-5411, A gorgeous three-row park machine with 36 jumper horses, 12 stander horses, two chariots and a Wurlitzer 153 band organ, this carousel was created by Solomon Stein and... more info  map

  • Crown Palace Odyssey Theatre
    330 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT 06107
    860-570-0842, Experience an odyssey of sights and sounds at this giant screen theatre that features a variety of large format films meant to entertain and educate viewers. more info  map

  • Simsbury Historical Society-Phelps Homestead
    800 Hopmeadow Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06070
    860-658-2500, Check out three centuries of history including tours of Capt. Elisha Phelps House, fuse manufactury, one-room schoolhouse. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church
    814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
    Asylum Hill
    860-525-5695, A member of the United Church of Christ, this historic church features Gothic architecture and outstanding stained glass windows. Many notables including Mark Twain... more info  map

  • Butler-McCook House & Garden
    396 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    Main Street History Center
    860-522-1806, Hartford's oldest house, the Butler-McCook House contains Hartford's oldest collection of art, antiques and household items. Original furnishings range from... more info  map

  • Buttolph-Williams House
    249 Broad Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109
    860-529-0612, Reminiscent of the Puritan era of New England during the 1600's, the restored Buttolph-Williams House "reflects the continuing popularity of the traditional architecture... more info  map

  • Christ Church Cathedral
    45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06111
    860-527-7231, Home of the Episcopal Diocese for the State of Connecticut, this beautifully restored church is one of the oldest Gothic churches in the nations and features the work of... more info  map

  • Isham-Terry House
    211 High Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    860-247-8996, The Italianate Villa-style Isham-Terry House is "a time capsule of genteel life in turn-of-the century Hartford." It contains ornate gas-light fixtures, stained-glass... more info  map

  • Mark Twain House & Museum, The
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
    860-247-0998, Enjoy a tour of the Mark Twain House, a National Historic Landmark; a 2,000-square-foot gallery with rare manuscripts, photos, artifacts and fine and decorative arts... more info  map

  • Old State House, The
    800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    860-522-6766, Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this is the oldest state house in the nation. Many major state and national events were, and continue to be held in this location. This... more info  map

  • State Capitol & Legislative Office building
    210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
    860-240-0222, Victorian Gothic building with state executive offices, legislative chamber, and historic displays. more info  map

  • Traveler's Tower
    1 Tower Square, Hartford, CT 06183
    860-277-4208, This is one of the signature buildings of Hartford's insurance industry.  more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford
    60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    860-561-2585, A final resting place for the Revolutionary War soldiers; there are approximately 6,000 graves. From 1640 to the 1800's this was Hartford's only graveyard.  more info  map

  • Dinosaur State Park
    400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    860-529-8423, One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America, the year-round Dinosaur State Park features "an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    860-695-6300, Founded in 1774, this large library contains approximately 500,000 items including books, audio books, reference materials, and children's books. They also feature... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    860-525-9258, "The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe's Hartford home and the Center's historic collections, promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work,... more info  map

  • Menczer Museum of Medicine & Dentistry
    230 Scarborough Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    860-236-5613, This museum displays instruments and medications used during the 18th and 20th century. The museum's hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. more info  map

  • Museum of Connecticut History
    231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
    860-757-6335, A collection of many firearms, changing exhibits, and portraits of the governor. The main focus of the exhibits are Connecticut's government, military, and industrial... more info  map

  • Pump House Gallery
    60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    Bushnell Park
    860-543-8874, Tudor designed English cottage that is actually a working pump house and an art gallery. It's the only public gallery in a municipal park in Connecticut.  more info  map

  • Real Art Ways
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    860-232-1006, Real Art Ways is "an alternative multi-disciplinary arts organization that presents and supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new... more info  map

  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    Located in Downtown Hartford
    860-278-2670, "America's oldest public art museum," this world-renowned museum's collections of more than 45,000 works of art include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master... more info  map

  • Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
    211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109
    860-529-0612, Owned and managed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum consists of four 18th century... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • CT Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury
    1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    860-633-8402, Located near the Connecticut River, adjacent to the 48-acre Earle Park; the Center's main focus is to "promote awareness of the Connecticut River ecosystem, the birds... more info  map

  • Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
    Located on the Corner of Prospect & Asylum Avenues
    860-231-9443, The centerpiece of this 102 acre park is its 15,000 bush rose garden. The park also has annual, perennial, shade, and herb gardens as well as a greenhouse. There are... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Connecticut Science Center, The
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
    Located in Downtown Hartford
    860-SCIENCE, More than 150 hands-on "exhibits" allow you to "create your own experiments, test your own prototypes, build your own inventions and immerse yourself in new experiences... more info

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