Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley

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  • 1. Connecticut River Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In an 1878 steamboat warehouse, this museum tells the story of the Connecticut River through maritime artifacts, interactive displays, and ship...Read More

  • 2. 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 a wavelike...Read More

  • 3. New Britain Museum of American Art

    Museum/Gallery

    An important stop for art lovers, this 100-year-old museum's collection of more than 10,000 works from 1740 to the present focuses solely on...Read More

  • 4. 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. The first...Read More

  • 5. Hill-Stead Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Converted from a private home into a museum by its talented owner, Theodate Pope, a turn-of-the-20th-century architect, the house has a superb...Read More

  • 6. New England Air Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The more than 70 aircraft at this museum include gliders and helicopters, a World War II–era P-47 Thunderbolt, and a B-29 Superfortress, along...Read More

  • 7. Noah Webster House

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 8. Phelps Tavern Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1771 for Captain Elijah Phelps and his family, this museum's period-furnished rooms highlight the years 1786 to 1849, when it was used...Read More

  • 9. 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 a wildlife...Read More

  • 10. Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    For a true sample of Wethersfield's historic past, stop by the Joseph Webb House, the Silas Deane House, and the Isaac Stevens House, next door...Read More

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