211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT 06109 +1 860 529 0612
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield is a collection of 18th-century homes that are National Historic Landmarks. The Webb House was built in 1752 and its claim to fame is as a resting place of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Deane House was built for an American diplomat to France's family during the War. Visits are only available from May 1 to October 31; however, there are special weekend hours in April and November. Check out their website for a list of special, seasonal events throughout the year.
The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is a lovely regional art museum, just nine miles (14 kilometers) south of Hartford. There are over 6000 artworks at this museum, ranging from painting to photography by some of the United States' preeminent artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefee, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent. Saturdays from 10a until noon there is free admission for all visitors.
3475 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT 06111 +1 860 760 8100
Stew Leonard's is deemed the world's largest dairy store, complete with animatronic livestock, giant food icons (such as Twinkie the Kid and Chiquita Banana) and barn decor. This unique supermarket experience is one of the region's main attractions at this Newington branch of the Norwalk-based store. Stew Leonard's is known for its high level of customer satisfaction with a policy that always proclaims the customer right. With a successful line of their own products, like coffees, cookies, tortilla chips and peanuts, you can easily do your shopping here or pick up a hand-decorated gift basket for a loved one.
The New England Civil War Museum in Vernon, Connecticut is located east of Hartford and is a wonderful small, volunteer-run museum dedicated to the role of New England and its inhabitants during the Civil War. It is housed inside of a lovely brick structure, Memorial Building, built in 1890 to honor veteran Union soldiers. The museum houses three different collections:the Hirst Brothers Collection of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, the Weston Collection of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and the Thomas F. Burpee Collection of the 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Visitors can check out the exhibits on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.
615 Silver Lane East Hartford, CT 06118 +1 860 727 8010
This new stadium, with a capacity of 40,000 people, is run by Madison Square Garden, and is the homeground of the University of Connecticut's Huskies. Chill out with your pals at a live music or dance concert. Watch your sports heroes in their trials and triumphs, in the company of your friends and family. Strike a deal with your partners or attend a conference with your business associates. Whether it's work or leisure, you can be sure that this is the right place to go to.
The Trash Museum in Hartford lets you take recycling and reusing to the extreme! This one-of-a-kind museum informs visitors of the history of garbage removal as well as watch live feed of the CRRA's recycling program. Hours vary according to the time of year, so check the website for hours of operation.
Hartford's Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Connecticut's most notable residents. This 227-acre (92-hectare) cemetery has been open since 1864 and is one of the region's finest examples of rural cemetery architecture and landscaping. Some of the most notable residents interred here are J.P. Morgan and Katharine Hepburn. There are frequent tours of the cemetery grounds, so be sure to check out their website for the latest information.
Indie rock, pop and punk music followers are in for a great time at The Handsome Woman where the list of previous performers include relatively unknown yet amazing bands like I Kill Giants, LVL UP, Osier Bed and Lion Cub. Walk into this house venue, enjoy the intimate atmosphere and groove to the energetic music, just like you would at your friend's place.
100 A Main Street Collinsville, CT 06019 +1 860 693 6530
Downtown Collinsville's hub of music and art, Downright Music and Art, as the name suggests, is a no-frills, simple, no-non-sense venue that is dedicated to presenting art in its various facets. Be it live musical performances, art exhibitions, community walks, or a book reading, this venue is where you will find it happening. Call to know more.
Hebron is a small town east of Hartford that mixes old with new. Founded in 1708, its age is apparent in the colonial design of many of its historic building. As one of the fastest growing towns in Connecticut, however, Hebron also lives in the moment and for the future! Indeed, it boasts booming economies and a 130-acre business district. It hosts an annual and delectable Maple Festival, as well as a Harvest Fair come fall! Come experience the delight of a true New England town and be sure to visit when the leafs are a-changing!
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