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  • Austin Arts Center

    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
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  • Bushnell Park Carousel

    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 Harry Goldstein, owners of the...
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  • Crown Palace Odyssey Theatre

    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.
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  • Simsbury Historical Society-Phelps Homestead

    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.
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church

    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 and Harriet Beecher Stowe have...
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  • Butler-McCook House & Garden

    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 Connecticut-crafted Colonial furniture to...
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  • Buttolph-Williams House

    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 imported from England." ...
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  • Christ Church Cathedral

    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 many distinguished architects...
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  • Isham-Terry House

    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 windows, rare books and...
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  • Mark Twain House & Museum, The

    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 never before on display. ...
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  • Old State House, The

    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 building is a registered...
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  • State Capitol & Legislative Office building

    210 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106
    Victorian Gothic building with state executive offices, legislative chamber, and historic displays.
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  • Traveler's Tower

    1 Tower Square
    Hartford, CT 06183
    This is one of the signature buildings of Hartford's insurance industry.
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford

    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.
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  • Dinosaur State Park

    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 made 200 million years ago." ...
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Libraries & Research Centers

  • Hartford Public Library

    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 special collections such as the...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

    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, and inspires commitment to...
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  • Menczer Museum of Medicine & Dentistry

    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.
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  • Museum of Connecticut History

    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 history.
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  • Pump House Gallery

    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.
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  • Real Art Ways

    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 work, and creatively engages,...
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  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

    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 paintings, modernist masterpieces,...
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  • Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

    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 houses, three of which are National...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • CT Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury

    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 and habitats it supports and...
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  • Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

    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 lawn areas, wooded sections and a...
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Science & Technology

  • Connecticut Science Center, The

    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 using the hottest high tech...
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