Dedicated to the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum and those who were influenced by his presence in their lives. 1892
An interactive science museum with hands-on displays, changing exhibits, gift shop, and food court. Challenger Learning Center features computer-simulated space missions)
Over 4,000 objects including 19th- and 20
Late 18th- and early 19th-century furnishings in the John and Mary Rider House (1785). Local hatting industry exhibits in John Dodd Shop (1790). Research library, gift shop. Birthplace (5
Vintage locomotives and other rolling stock in railroad yard. Seasonal local train rides, restored 1903
Historic (1914) museum highlights natural history of the state with dioramas, wildlife exhibits, and dinosaur footprints. Adjacent 6
Collections spanning 350
Town House: costume collection, changing exhibits, 1845 pharmacy, library of genealogy and local history. Hanford-Silliman House (c.1764), Rock Schoolhouse (1799), John Rogers Sculpture Studio (1878)
Award-winning interactive museum for children ages 10
America's first chateau; 62-room Victorian palace with stenciled walls, inlaid woodwork and skylit rotunda;
Historic 1890s New Haven Railroad switch tower, features the only ?Armstrong?
Twelve galleries accommodating contemporary art. Galleries include a screening room, sound gallery, space for larger artworks and installations. 100
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. British cannonball embedded in its exterior, souvenir of 1777 battle. Late 18th-century furnishings;
David Northrop House (c.1829) features local history. Old Store Museum (c.1810), 3 Rte. 37 Center; features displays from the past, gallery showcasing historical and art exhibitions;
Permanent and changing exhibits, principally local history. Research and genealogy library. Hoyt-Barnum House (c.1699), 713 Bedford St., restored blacksmith?
118 woodland acres; includes New England working farm, hiking trails, picnic area, Nature's playground, boardwalk (accessible to wheelchairs)
Environmental education facility with hands-on exhibits featuring "Trash-O-Saurus"
Catharine B. Mitchell Museum exhibits local Native American artifacts and displays devoted to early town government, early African-American history, changing exhibits. Captain David Judson House (1750
32-acre former homestead of the Boothe Family (1663-1949)
Large collection of photographs and documents showing the development of helicopters, from 1910
Two 18th-century classic center-chimney houses feature period rooms furnished to show the development of domestic life in New England homes 1740-1910. 19
Over 80,000 items including toys and character collectibles from 1873 to present; Western, TV and advertising collectibles; cartoon memorabilia;
Former estate of Frances Osborne Kellogg. Elegant Colonial Revival home (1850)
Connecticut's oldest house (1639) and New England's oldest stone house, built as a minister's home and town stronghold, Colonial Revial restorations 1903 and 1930s. 17th- to 19
"Inventing Change" outlines the Whitney legacy of the site. Water Learning Lab, an outdoor learning environment, open May-Oct., weather permitting. Historic 1816
Period rooms with exhibits of china, dolls and toys, costumes and kitchenware, working looms and spinning wheels;
Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus haunt the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, where Rudolph Zallinger's famous Age of Reptiles mural spans 108
Exhibits on New Haven's cultural and industrial growth (1638 to the present)
Fine and decorate art; artifacts and archival material relating to the history, formation and activities of the Knights of Columbus from 1882
Exhibits chronicle the industrial history of the Naugatuck Valley as well as its social, architectural and cultural past. Period settings, decorative arts, furniture, 19th- and 20
Take a walk through time from the early 1900 to 1971. Memorabilia, video documenting personal memories, amusement section and ?Silver Fox," one of the original carousel horses from Guillano'
Oldest house in Greater New Haven, constructed between 1684-1700
Exhibits the early American tool collection and artwork of Eric Sloane including his re-created studio. Adjacent ruins of 19
Dedicated to the industrial and agricultural heritage of the United States. Exhibits include gas and steam tractors;
Hands-on children's museum focusing on local iron industry and individuals who shaped the American Revolution. Adjacent to site of the first iron blast furnace (1762)
Main gallery contains works by artists Ralph Earl and Richard Jennys, Connecticut furniture, New Milford pottery. Boardman Store (1796). Knapp House (c.1810). Special events;
Built in 1775
Largest collection of locks, keys and ornate hardware in the U.S. Eight rooms contain antique locks dating back to 1520
Local history museum in c.1781 house with changing exhibits. 1908
Artifacts and art from 10,000 years ago to the present; indoor longhouse exhibit, changing exhibits, gift shop. Outdoor simulated archaeological site, trails, replica of a 17
Chronicles industrial, social and cultural history of the town, Victorian parlor exhibit, local research library. 1853
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Explore Connecticut's Revolutionary past and the town'
Permanent exhibits on the Native and natural history of southern New England include a cool descent into a glacial crevasse from 18,000 years ago. Walk through a 1550
Museum of America and the Sea is the nation'
Large center-chimney Colonial, period rooms from 1717 to 1941
18th-, 19th- and 20
Hands-on interactive museum for children ages one to 12
Housed in a Neo-Romanesque structure built in 1886; collection of Greek, Roman and Renaissance casts; American art and furniture, Native American artifacts; Asian, African and European art;
A National Historic Landmark, America's best-known center of Impressionist painting, offers 11 landscaped acres along the Lieutenant River, education center, restored artist studio, gardens, 1817
First government-operated lighthouse in Connecticut (1823), moved in 1840
Replica of a Colonial village with 1740 Jordan Schoolhouse, 1840
Permanent exhibit on General Israel Putnam, changing exhibits. Daniel Putnam Tyler Law Office (c.1820) furnished as it might have been from 1822 to 1875
New England's first academy for Black women (1833-34), established by Connecticut's female state hero. Changing exhibits, period furnishings, research library, gift shop. National Historic Landmark;
Items depicting 18th- and 19
Railroad museum village consisting of Chaplin Station, Groton Freighthouse, Willimantic Sectionhouse, and Columbia Junction Roundhouse;
Museum preserves the textile industry of southern New England at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Exhibits include thread factory floor, rooms from a workers rowhouse and owner?
Restored 19th-century schoolhouse contains maps, photographs, implements and clothes, diorama of the Farmington Canal all relating to 1830
Farm and exotic animals, wildlife, trail system, pond, weather station and gardens;
Permanent exhibit on the history of Connecticut clockmaking and the Industrial Revolution, housed in an 1801
Exhibits represent the finest pieces of antique carousel art in existence. The Bristol Center for Arts and Culture features three galleries that include fine art exhibits. ?The Museum of Fire History?
Explore a world of wonder and imagination at this hands-on interactive museum for children age 10 and under. Education programs, camps, family events. Original 1940
Old-time fire trucks (1850-1967)
Three-mile round trip ride on antique trolleys. Tour the Visitor'
Living history center focused on 1642-1810. National Historic Landmark c.1720
National Historic Landmark. Colonial Revival style house (1901) set on 150
Former Town Hall (c. 1840) displays local history, early industry, Native American artifacts, changing exhibits; genealogical and research library. Adjacent to old town cemetery (1690)
1732 Abijah Rowe House; 1790 Weed-Enders House with museum store, genealogy library; 1870 Cooley School; 1914
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'
Educational facility, tours and hands-on exhibits on solid waste management and recycling, including the "Temple of Trash;"
Award-winning, family-friendly, and educational exhibits, programs and events, plus a nationally significant library explore the state?
Oldest State House in the nation. Restored 1796 National Historic Landmark. An interactive audio tour explores the historic rooms and the site. Experience the multi-media exhibit "
Instruments and medications used from the 18th- to the 20
Connecticut's 1662 Royal Charter, Colt collection of firearms, changing exhibits, portraits of Connecticut's governors. Permanent exhibit ?Connecticut Collections.?
Hartford's oldest house, was home to four generations of Butlers and McCooks. Tours highlight the late 19th- and 20
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)
The nation's oldest public art museum (1842)
Located in turn-of-the-century firehouse with hand- and horse-pulled firefighting equipment, 1860 steam fire engine, 1915
Over 5,000 American works of art from 1740 to the present. Works by Benton, Cassatt, Church, Cole, LeWitt, Sargent, Stuart, Whistler, and Wyeth;
Exhibits of Americana, different cultures, children'
1803 academy where sea captains learned the theory of navigation. Displays of artifacts, photographs, period rooms; changing exhibits on local and state history;
Period rooms and interactive exhibition galleries illustrate the use of the Captain Elisha Phelps house as an inn from 1786 to 1849
Displays of artifacts and history of "Tobacco Valley."
History of electronic communications from telegraphs of the late 1800s to radio to television. Over 750
A 22-acre park with 1840 house and 1826 brick barn contain period artifacts. Site of Connecticut'
Largest aviation museum in the Northeastern U.S. 80
Experience a working livery stable as it was in the 1800
Housed in an 1878
Only museum showing America on parade, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Exhibits show the development of music, uniforms, instruments, and related items from 18
Whimsical, one-of-a-kind rooms filled with hands-on play and learning, for kids ages 1 to 8
Farmhouse (c.1730) built by Aaron Strong, maternal great-uncle of Nathan Hale. Carpenter'
Housed in original (c.1935)
Collection of over 2,000
Collection of furnishings, costumes, photographs and historical artifacts relating to local history, housed in the former town office building and Old Town Hall (1843)
1856 Old Tolland County Jail Museum, a stone and iron stronghold with 32 original cells, in use until 1968. 1892 Warden'