2299 South Street Coventry, CT 06238 +1 860 742 6917
The Connecticut State Hero, Nathan Hale, lived on this property until his execution in 1776. The home on the grounds was built in that same year and is the second structure to be built there. Schoolchildren from around the state enjoy field trips to this beautiful property, honoring the man who proclaimed, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Events are held on the property throughout the year and the home is open for tours from June through the month of October. Check the website for varying dates.
347 Gilead Street Hebron, CT 06248 +1 860 228 0892
The Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron hosts events such as the Hebron Harvest Fair and the King Arthur's Fall Harvest Faire. Throughout the year, there are other cultural and family activities held on the property.
Any fans of the UConn Huskies' sports teams must visit this museum attached to the UConn Alumni Center! Opened in 2004, the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum is not just dedicated to the successful basketball teams, but the championship-winning soccer team 1948, field hockey teams of the 1980s and much more. The museum is open weekdays as well as two hours before men's and women's basketball games at Gampel Pavilion.
This museum located on the UConn campus contains an impressive collection of Native American, colonial and industrial all pertaining to the state of Connecticut. There are five different collections available to visit Wednesday through Friday. Even though the museum is only open three days a week, there are still numerous events held at the facility throughout the week.
Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock creates a wide selection of white, red and dessert wines to please any wine-loving palate. Many wines are created with the seasons in mind, so enjoy a tasting of Summer Peach, Autumn Raspberry or a Late Harvest Reisling. These wines are served up at some of the region's best restaurants and you can pick some up at local retailers or directly from the winery, so stop on by! Don't be alarmed by Zima, the wine-enthusiast dog who may greet you on your journey to the Taylor Brooke Winery.
The University of Connecticut was founded in 1881, originally as an agricultural college. Today's its location about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Hartford is evident of its past as strictly a school for farming students, and the school prides itself only only on the incredible men's and women's basketball teams, but also its Dairy Bar where premium ice creams are made and their high academic standards. The architecture is reminiscent of early 20th-century colleges, with gorgeous Gothic buildings alongside the modern facilities of the Co-Op, Gampel Pavilion and the newly designed science lab. UConn is one of New England's top-ranked public universities and is worth the trip to the serene countryside for a basketball game, see a show at the Jorgensen Center or some sightseeing in fall when the leaves are changing.
242 East Main Street Thomaston, CT 06787 +1 860 283 7245
Stop by the Railroad Museum of New England to see historic Thomaston Station, the Naugatuck River, Mattatuck Forest and the Brass Mills in Waterville. The train ride experience is fun for the whole family and great at any time of year. But honestly, nothing could be better than riding the rails of Litchfield County in the fall during foliage season!
1237 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT 06110 +1 860 523 5887/+1 800 475 1233
The elegant Sarah Whitman Hooker House stands as one of the magnificent home structures in Connecticut. The house was constructed in 1720 and the ancient house has its aesthetics intact. It impeccably proves as a fine model of the Colonial and the Georgian style of architecture. Encompassing a land area of less than one acre, it has ably survived its vintage status and structure, even in the most urbanized times. It stands listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105 +1 860 236 5621
Connecticut Historical Society was established in Hartford in 1825. It is the official state historical society and is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States. The primary mission of the society is to inspire and develop interest in history through exhibitions, programs and Connecticut-related collections. It also features one of the largest costume and textile collections in New England. It also has a research center with over 270,000 artifacts and graphics, and over 100,000 books and pamphlets.
The fact that it is someone's home doesn't stop Whitney House from being a hugely popular concert venue where you can always catch boisterous crowds rocking out to some seriously loud music. Punk rock is possibly the most played musical genre, and past performers have included the likes of Masked Intruder and Hellshock. The artist roster has also included Swedish acts like Sista sekunden.
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