Bushnell Park

Trinity St. & Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106- Map It
(860) 585-5411

AAA Editor Notes

Bushnell Park adjoins the capitol grounds on the n. end. One of the oldest public parks in the country, Bushnell Park contains the Civil War-era Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, dedicated to the 4,000 Hartford men who served in the Civil War, and the Spanish American War Memorial. The 1947 Pump House Gallery presents art exhibits; the Performance Pavilion offers summer jazz concerts. The 37-acre park also features a working Stein and Goldstein 1914 carousel located in an enclosed, heated pavilion with 48 hand-carved wooden horses, two chariots and a 1925 Wurlitzer band organ. Also on the premises are several statues and the 30-foot-tall marble and stone Corning Fountain. Free brochures for a self-guiding “tree walk” are available at the Greater Hartford Welcome Center at 100 Pearl St. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Park, gallery and arch tours free. Carousel ride $1.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-dusk. Gallery open Tues.-Wed. 11-2 and by appointment. Carousel operates Tues.-Sun. 11-5. Guided tours depart from the Memorial Arch Thurs. noon-1:30, May-Oct.