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Hartford, Connecticut

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The Mark Twain House & Museum

Elaborate Victorian (1874) mansion with rare interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1881) was the author's home for 17 years (1874-1891). 19 furnished rooms including many of Twain's possessions. National Historic Landmark. The Museum Center features fine gift shop, caf-, Ken Burns?

Hartford, CT Museums


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Her words changed the world with "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the groundbreaking anti-slavery novel (1852). Tour the Victorian Gothic home (1871), the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884)

Hartford, CT Museums

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The nation's oldest public art museum (1842). World-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, Impressionist paintings, American furniture, decorative arts, cutting-edge contemporary art. Restaurant (860-728-5989);

Hartford, CT Museums

Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford

Final resting place of Revolutionary War soldiers and 17th-century settlers including African-Americans and Hartford's founder Thomas Hooker. Were orginally 6,000 graves, 435 markers still stand. (No grave rubbing)

Hartford, CT Historic Markers

Things to do near Hartford, CT

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Luxury inn with panoramic views of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. 80 rooms and suites (1 lighthouse with kitch...

Captain Stannard House

Historic sea captain's house with large common rooms furnished in antiques. Nine rooms (one suite) with private bath....

Lutz Children's Museum

Children?s arts and science museum with hands-on exhibits, live animals, gift shop, classes, concerts, trips and special even...

Westbrook Inn B&B

1876 Victorian inn furnished with antiques, period decor, library, wraparound front porch, picturesque grounds and gardens. 1...