Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

Browse Sights

View All 10

(10 out of 10 results)

Fodor's Choice

Area

View All 28

Hartford 10

Farmington 3

Wethersfield 3

Middletown 3

East Haddam 3

Simsbury 2

Essex 2

Windsor Locks 1

Chester 1

Show More +
Category

View All 28

Amusement Park/ Water Park 1

Arts/ Performance Venue 1

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 1

Educational Institution 2

Farm/ Ranch 1

Government Building 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 5

Museum/ Gallery 10

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 3

Park/ Playground 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Tour–Sight 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Show More +
Best For

View All 17

Family 9

Historical 5

Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

Showing 10 out of 10 Results

Filter Results
Clear All Filters

Sort By:

  • Alphabetical
  • Fodor's Choice

Bushnell Park

  • Park/Playground

Fanning out from the State Capitol building, this city park, created in 1850, was the first public space in the country with natural...

Butler-McCook Homestead

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1782, this was home to four generations of Butlers and McCooks until it became a museum in 1971. Today, it houses Hartford's...

Connecticut Science Center

  • Museum/Gallery

This strikingly modern building, designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, houses 40,000 square feet of exhibit space under...

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–96) spent her final years at this 1871 Victorian Gothic cottage, now a popular...

Mark Twain House and Museum

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1874, this building was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain) until 1891. In the time he and his...

Noah Webster House

  • Museum/Gallery

This 18th-century farmhouse is the birthplace of the famed author (1758–1843) of the American Dictionary. Inside you'll find Webster...

Old State House

  • Government Building

This Federal-style house with an elaborate cupola and roof balustrade was designed in the early 1700s by Charles Bulfinch, architect...

State Capitol

  • Government Building

The gold-leaf dome of the State Capitol rises above Bushnell Park. Built in 1878, the building houses the state's executive offices and...

The New Children's Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

A life-size walk-through replica of a 60-foot sperm whale greets patrons at this museum. Located in West Hartford, the museum also has...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

  • Museum/Gallery

Following a five-year, $33 million renovation project (completed in 2015), the nation's oldest public art museum now has a fresh face.

Advertisement

Book A Trip
  • HOTELS

  • FLIGHTS

  • PACKAGES

  • CARS