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Connecticut is home to hundreds of museums and historic sites, showcasing everything from classical to contemporary artwork, ancient to modern history, dinosaurs to space exploration —and everything in between.
Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | American Museum of Tort Law | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Bruce Museum | Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Custom House Maritime Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Eli Whitney Museum | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Genius Museum at Nature's Art Village | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Housatonic Museum of Art | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kidcity Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Knights of Columbus Museum | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mattatuck Museum | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Seaport Museum | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Civil War Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | New Haven Museum | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Slater Memorial Museum | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Children's Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | William Benton Museum of Art | Windham Textile and History Museum | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Collection of Musical Instruments | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery
Follow these links to Connecticut's past, where history comes alive.
Featuring: Fort Trumbull State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Prudence Crandall Museum | Roseland Cottage Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum
Connecticut is filled with things to discover, from natural places to explore to cultural treasures to enjoy. And it’s important to our state that as many as possible of our hotels, attractions and experiences are open to as many visitors as possible. That’s why we’re working to reduce barriers and create new experiences designed to welcome visitors with disabilities, their families and friends. From wheelchair access to sensory-friendly events, here are just a few of the places in Connecticut already offering programs and services dedicated to welcoming guests of all ages and abilities.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest Campground | Black Rock State Park Campground | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Flight Fit N Fun | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Housatonic Meadows State Park Campground | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Kettletown State Park Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Science & Sailing | Rocky Neck State Park Campground | Ski Sundown | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Hebron | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Ridgefield | Yale Repertory Theatre
Connecticut’s world-class casino resorts, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, are known for grown-up fun. But they also have a not-so-very well-kept secret — unlike many casinos around the world, these casinos really do have something for the whole family, including those under the legal gambling age of 21. As a weekend destination, you can set up camp there and even visit Mystic Aquarium or Mystic Seaport, just a short drive away. But, as for the casinos themselves, you should find lots to keep everyone entertained.
Featuring: Carlo's Bakery Mohegan Sun | Connecticut Sun | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at Mohegan Sun | Grand Pequot Tower | Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Johnny Rockets - Mohegan Sun | Junior's | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mohegan Sun | Mohegan Sun Hotel | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Black Wolves | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Fox Tower Hotel
From historic to artistic, one-of-a-kind structures to celebrated work by well-known architects, you will find so many fascinating places on a tour of Connecticut’s diverse architectural legacy. Some of the stops in this tour are homes, others are museums, libraries, town halls and even a church. But if you appreciate design and originality, you'll find each has a distinctive look, appeal and history all its own.
Featuring: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | First Presbyterian Church | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Hill-Stead Museum | Ingalls Rink-Yale University | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Norfolk Library | Roseland Cottage Museum | Slater Memorial Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Yale Center for British Art
When it gets really hot – so hot that you can’t even think clearly anymore – you’ll be happy to turn to this handy little guide to some of Connecticut’s cooler spots.
Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Norfolk
Main Street America. We invented that. Town greens. Those come standard here. White picket fences and American flags. Got those covered, too. The charm of Connecticut can be found in its small towns and main streets. Explore unique shops and galleries, get immersed in the café culture and soak in the authentic life. There are no wrong turns.
Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lime Rock Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | Old Lighthouse Museum | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry | Town of Fairfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Westport Country Playhouse | Yale Center for British Art
Thanksgiving is about coming together with family or friends. And in Connecticut, we’ve got all kinds of ways to make the holiday even more special, from farm-raised foods to community events, to honoring Native American traditions. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in Connecticut.
Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Copper Beech Inn | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | J House Greenwich | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Bank Farm | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Seaport Museum | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | elm Restaurant
Connecticut is filled with things to discover, from natural places to explore to cultural treasures to enjoy. And it’s important to our state that as many as possible of our hotels, attractions and experiences are open to as many visitors as possible. That’s why we’re working to reduce barriers and create new experiences designed to welcome visitors with disabilities, their families and friends.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest | Audubon Greenwich | Black Rock State Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | EverWonder Children's Museum | Flight Fit N Fun | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Stage | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Kettletown State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Rocky Neck State Park | Ski Sundown | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Yale Repertory Theatre
Overview: A big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of those time-honored American traditions. These days, you don’t have to try to do it all yourself, with dozens of great Connecticut restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day seatings to fit your style, from buffet to gourmet.
Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford)