328 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut State Capitol

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Located in Hartford, CT

Overlooking Hartford's 41 acre Bushnell Memorial Park, the Connecticut State Capitol first opened for the General Assembly in January, 1879. Initial work on the project had begun eight years before in 1871 when the legislature established a special commission and appropriated funds for construction of a new statehouse. The site was contributed by the city of Hartford, and the commission retained James G. Batterson to build the Capitol from plans designed by noted architect Richard M. Upjohn.

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Historic Tour
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Library

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Located in Hartford, CT

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known today as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which helped galvanize the abolitionist cause and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. Harriet Beecher Stowe's last residence is open to the public as a museum. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center has a total of three historic buildings on 2.5 acres and houses furniture, artwork, and other artifacts. Of the 6,000 objects, there are paintings and sketches, ceramics, metalware, household items, games and toys, clothing, textiles and accessories, furniture, sculpture and wallpaper remnants.

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Museum Historic
Museum of Connecticut History

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Located in Hartford, CT

At the Museum of Connecticut History, you'll find exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation. The Museum focuses on Connecticut's government, industrial and military history.

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Museum Historic
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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Located in Hartford, CT

As Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state's cultural life. The Bushnell presents major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, travel films and children's theater. In 2001, The Bushnell also began presenting off-Broadway, jazz, blues, cabaret and comedy performances as well as concerts and world music events.

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Performing Arts
Connecticut Science Center

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Located in Hartford, CT

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips.

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Family Attraction Nature
CT Old State House

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Located in Hartford, CT

Begin your visit to Hartford with a tour of this 1796 National Historic Landmark, one of the nation's oldest state houses. Tour the magnificently-restored historic rooms, experience the interactive audio tour, visit the immersive Education Center, see the exciting new exhibition, shop in the Museum Store, attend a program, and so much more!

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Bushnell Park Foundation

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Located in Hartford, CT

The Bushnell Park Foundation, in collaboration with the City of Hartford, is dedicated to the protection, preservation and enhancement of Bushnell Park. We support and encourage programming for all ages.

The Foundation continues to promote Reverend Horace Bushnell’s founding vision of “a place of life and motion that will make us more completely conscious of being one people.”Bushnell Park Foundation

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