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  • Austin Arts Center 203-297-2498
    300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    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 860-585-5411
    Located in Downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park
    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 860-570-0842
    330 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT 06107
    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 860-658-2500
    800 Hopmeadow Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06070
    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 860-525-5695
    814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
    Asylum Hill
    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 860-522-1806
    396 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    Main Street History Center
    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 860-529-0612
    249 Broad Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109
    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 860-527-7231
    45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06111
    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 860-247-8996
    211 High Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    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 860-247-0998
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
    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 860-522-6766
    800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    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 860-240-0222
    210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
    Victorian Gothic building with state executive offices, legislative chamber, and historic displays. more info  map

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

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford 860-561-2585
    60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    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 860-529-8423
    400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    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 860-695-6300
    500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    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 860-525-9258
    77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    "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 860-236-5613
    230 Scarborough Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    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 860-757-6335
    231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
    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 860-543-8874
    60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    Bushnell Park
    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 860-232-1006
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
    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 860-278-2670
    600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    Located in Downtown Hartford
    "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 860-529-0612
    211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109
    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 860-633-8402
    1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
    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 860-231-9443
    Located on the Corner of Prospect & Asylum Avenues
    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 860-SCIENCE
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
    Located in Downtown Hartford
    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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