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American Clock and Watch Museum
Bristol, CT 06010
Editor Notes: American Clock and Watch Museum is 2 blks. s. off US 6 at 100 Maple St. Housed in the 1801 Miles Lewis House, the museum con...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Clocks; Museums
Ancient Burying Ground
Hartford, CT 06103
Editor Notes: Ancient Burying Ground is at 60 Gold St. The city's oldest cemetery forms a green oasis in the middle of downtown. Buried he...Read More
Barnes Museum
Southington, CT 06489
Editor Notes: Barnes Museum is at 85 N. Main St. The house, framed in solid oak, has finely crafted woodwork, stairways and fireplaces. In...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Bushnell Park
Hartford, CT 06106
Editor Notes: Bushnell Park adjoins the capitol grounds on the n. end at Trinity and Elm sts. One of the oldest public parks in the countr...Read More
Carousels; Parks, City; State; Provincial
Butler-McCook House & Garden
Hartford, CT 06103
Editor Notes: Butler-McCook House & Garden is at 396 Main St. The oldest surviving homestead in Hartford, the 1782 house contains a collec...Read More
Gardens; Historic Buildings & Houses
Canton Historical Museum
Collinsville, CT 06019
Editor Notes: Canton Historical Museum is 1 blk. off SR 179 at 11 Front St. The museum occupies a building of the Collins Axe Co., whose a...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Dolls & Toys; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Hartford, CT 06105
Editor Notes: Cathedral of St. Joseph is at 140 Farmington Ave. The striking 1962 contemporary structure is noted for 26 huge stained-glas...Read More
Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas
Center for the Arts
Middletown, CT 06459
Editor Notes: Center for the Arts is on the Wesleyan University campus at 283 Washington Terr. Four performance halls and three galleries ...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, CT 06106
Editor Notes: Charter Oak Cultural Center is at 21 Charter Oak Ave. (between Main and Prospect sts.). A variety of performances, lectures ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Art; Theaters-Plays, Dramas & Musicals
The Children’s Museum
West Hartford, CT 06119-1437
Editor Notes: The Children’s Museum is at 950 Trout Brook Dr. A life-size replica of a sperm whale greets visitors to this museum which fe...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Science; Museums; Planetariums; Zoological Parks & Exhibits-Children's Zoos
Connecticut Fire Museum
East Windsor, CT 06088
Editor Notes: Connecticut Fire Museum is .5 mi. e. of I-91 exit 45 at 58 North Rd. (behind the Connecticut Trolley Museum). The museum hou...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Museums
Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT 06105
Editor Notes: Connecticut Historical Society is off I-84 exit 46 at 1 Elizabeth St. The museum has permanent and changing exhibits about C...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
Connecticut Science Center
Hartford, CT 06103
Editor Notes: Connecticut Science Center is downtown at 250 Columbus Blvd. (at Grove St.). More than 165 interactive displays in 10 galler...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Science
Connecticut's Old State House
Hartford, CT 06103
Editor Notes: Connecticut's Old State House is at 800 Main St. Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this 1796 Federal-style building was the site...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses
Connecticut State Capitol
Hartford, CT 06106
Editor Notes: Connecticut State Capitol is off I-84 exit 48 on Capitol Ave. and Trinity St. near Bushnell Park. Made of white Connecticut ...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Exhibits & Collections-General; Exhibits & Collections-Historical
Editor Notes: Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building faces the Capitol grounds on the s. end. at 231 Capitol Ave. Within the...Read More
Buildings, Office; Genealogical Information; Libraries, Archives
Connecticut Trolley Museum
East Windsor, CT 06088
Editor Notes: Connecticut Trolley Museum is .5 mi. e. of I-91 exit 45 on SR 140 at 58 North Rd. Operating trolleys and associated rail car...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Museums; Railroads-Locomotives & Cars; Sightseeing Tours-Bus & Trolley
Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506
Editor Notes: Dinosaur State Park is off I-91 exit 23, then 1 mi. e. to 400 West St. A geodesic dome covers the sandstone trackway in whic...Read More
Fossils; Nature Trails; Parks, City; State; Provincial
Elizabeth Park Rose Garden
West Hartford, CT 06117
Editor Notes: Elizabeth Park Rose Garden is off I-84 exit 48 at 1561 Asylum Ave. The garden's nearly 15,000 plants include hundreds of var...Read More
Conservatories & Greenhouses; Gardens; Parks, City; State; Provincial; Recreation-Summer Activities; Recreation-Winter Activities
Fire Museum
Manchester, CT 06040
Editor Notes: Fire Museum is off I-384 exit 3 (SR 83) to 230 Pine St. Displays are housed in a restored 1901 Manchester firehouse. Firefig...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-General; Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Museums
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Editor Notes: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is at 77 Forest St. near the Mark Twain House. The restored Harriet Beecher Stowe House—Mrs. St...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Documents, Manuscripts & Rare Books
Editor Notes: Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center is .5 mi. e. of SR 69 at 175 Shrub Rd. The center comprises 80 acres of forest, field...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Nature Centers; Nature Trails
Hill-Stead Museum
Farmington, CT 06032
Editor Notes: Hill-Stead Museum is at 35 Mountain Rd., .2 mi. from the center of town by way of Farmington Ave. and Main St. The collectio...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Gardens; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Hurd State Park
East Hampton, CT 06424
Editor Notes: Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is at One Pleasant St. This hands-on interactive museum is geared toward kids...Read More
Children's Attractions; Museums
Kidcity Children's Museum
Middletown, CT 06457
Editor Notes: Kidcity Children's Museum is off SR 9 exit 15, then .2 mi. w. on SR 66 to 119 Washington St. The museum presents hands-on im...Read More
Children's Attractions
Lake Compounce Theme Park
Bristol, CT 06010
Editor Notes: Lake Compounce Theme Park is off I-84 exit 31, then 2 mi. n. on SR 229 following signs to 186 Enterprise Dr. This park, esta...Read More
Amusements & Theme Parks; Carousels; Children's Attractions
Lutz Children's Museum
Manchester, CT 06040
Editor Notes: Lutz Children's Museum is at 247 S. Main St. Hands-on, frequently changing exhibits for young children focus on culture, his...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Exhibits & Collections-General; Exhibits & Collections-Science; Museums
Mark Twain House and Museum
Hartford, CT 06105
Editor Notes: Mark Twain House and Museum is at 351 Farmington Ave. The unusual 25-room Victorian house was the author's home between 1874...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Sightseeing Tours-Architectural
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT 06052-1412
Editor Notes: New Britain Museum of American Art is at 56 Lexington St. On view in 22 galleries are special exhibitions and 450 highlights...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Murals & Mosaics; Museums
New Britain Youth Museum
New Britain, CT 06051
Editor Notes: New Britain Youth Museum is at 30 High St. Geared toward children and families, the museum's displays explore the history an...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Dolls & Toys; Museums
Editor Notes: New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park is at 191 Farmington Ave. (SR 372). The museum's seasonally themed indoor local ...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Museums
New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Editor Notes: New England Air Museum is off I-91 exit 40 just off SR 75, adjacent to Bradley International Airport at 36 Perimeter Rd. Dis...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Aviation; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
The New England Carousel Museum
Bristol, CT 06010
Editor Notes: The New England Carousel Museum is at 95 Riverside Ave. (SR 72). The museum features an array of carousel animals and a repl...Read More
Carousels; Museums
Editor Notes: Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is at 227 S. Main St. Lexicographer Noah Webster, author of the first ...Read More
Birthplaces & Childhood Homes; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Northwest Park & Nature Center
Windsor, CT 06095
Editor Notes: Northwest Park & Nature Center is off I-91N exit 38 or I-91S exit 38A, 1.5 mi. n. on SR 75, 1.2 mi. w. on Prospect Hill, the...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums; Nature Centers; Nature Trails; Parks, City; State; Provincial; Ski & Snowboard Resorts & Areas
Olin Memorial Library
Middletown, CT 06459
Editor Notes: Olin Memorial Library is at 252 Church St. on the Wesleyan University campus. Opened in 1928, the library contains more than...Read More
Libraries, Archives
The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Windsor, CT 06095
Editor Notes: The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead is at 778 Palisado Ave. The Federalist Colonial home was built in 1781 by Connecticut's first...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses
Palisado Green
Windsor, CT 06095
Editor Notes: Palisado Green is on Palisado Ave. (SR 159). The green occupies part of the site of the old stockade built during the 1637 P...Read More
Streets, Plazas, Squares, City Areas
Phelps Tavern Museum & Homestead
Simsbury, CT 06070
Editor Notes: Phelps Tavern Museum & Homestead is at 800 Hopmeadow St.; entrance and parking is at 10 Phelps Ln. The 1771 Phelps House fun...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT 06106
Editor Notes: Real Art Ways is at 56 Arbor St. The art gallery features contemporary exhibits. Art, poetry, video, movie and music events ...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums
Roaring Brook Nature Center
Canton, CT 06019
Editor Notes: Roaring Brook Nature Center is 1.5 mi. n.e. of US 44; n. on Lawton Rd. from jct. US 44 and SR 177, following signs to 70 Gra...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Exhibits & Collections-Native American; Nature Centers; Nature Trails; Walking Tours
Salmon River State Forest
Marlborough, CT 06447
Stanley Quarter Park
New Britain, CT 06051
Stanley-Whitman House
Farmington, CT 06032
Editor Notes: Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High St., is a museum of early American history. This well-preserved example of New England framed...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Art; Historic Buildings & Houses
Stratton Brook State Park
Simsbury, CT 06070
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Editor Notes: Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, 16 Tobey Rd., offers tastings and tours detailing the brewing process. Guided tours are ...Read More
Breweries & Microbreweries
Editor Notes: The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut is .6 mi. n.e. on SR 159 from jct. SR 75, then .4 mi. n.w. to 115...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Science; Museums
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT 06103
Editor Notes: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is at 600 Main St. Founded in 1842, it is said to be the nation's oldest continuously opera...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Museums
Wadsworth Falls State Park
Middletown, CT 06457
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Editor Notes: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is .5 mi. w. of I-91 exit 26 at 211 Main St. This complex of three 18th-century houses reflects ge...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Editor Notes: Wethersfield Museum at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is at 200 Main St. This center, built in 1893 as a school, houses the...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Cultural Centers & Civic Centers; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
Wickham Park
Manchester, CT 06040
Editor Notes: Wickham Park is off I-84 exit 60 on US 6/US 44 at 1329 W. Middle Tpke. This 250-acre park has extensive manicured grounds co...Read More
Gardens; Parks, City; State; Provincial; Recreation-Summer Activities; Zoological Parks & Exhibits
Windsor Historical Society
Windsor, CT 06095
Editor Notes: Windsor Historical Society is at 96 Palisado Ave. (SR 159). The museum comprises the 1758 Strong-Howard House, the 1769 Dr. ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Genealogical Information; Historic Buildings & Houses; Libraries, Archives; Museums
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