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Things to do in Hartford City, Connecticut State

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State : Connecticut,CT


It is worth to go to Hartford. In fact, bool lovers will fall in love with this place as they have the opportunity to visit the houses of two American literary giants namely Harriet Beecher Stowe, he was the author of Uncle Toms’s Cabin and Mark Twain. Enjoy the marvelous collection of Americal Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The cultural attractions of the city include many other historic homes as well as museums. Family with kids will also love this place as the destination has lots of things for the kids also such as Bushnell Park and Connecticut Science Center.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

In 1873, Samuel (Mark Twain) and Olivia "Livy" moved to the new house in this city. Louis C. Tiffany was among the interior designers. You will observe the exotic influences of that popular time in the interiors of this house. During the tour, you will get some interesting and engaging stories that will reveal the personalities of Samuel and Livy.

Wadsworth Atheneum

This place has the finest collection of charming American Arts, especially of Hudson River School. The place has bewitching Gothic Style architecture and is holding around 50,000 artwork. The beguiling European Collection includes Italian Baroque painting along Caravaggio’s works and the Surrealist artists such as Rene Magritte, Max Ernst and Claude Monet. This place is also filled with irresistible European Decorative Arts Collection including ancient glasses and a ceramic collection like Severs Ware, Vincennes and Meissen.

Bushnell Park

This oldest public park is housing around 125 species and some species are more than 100 years old. It has the Israel Putnam statue and the Pump House Gallery. In fact, kids will found interesting to visit Carousel in Bushnell Park. It is like an old-fashioned outing but kids will surely love this.

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

The beautiful rose garden is the III largest garden in the USA. The garden is home to around 15,000 plants in which 800 varieties are of Rose. The park has old as well as new varieties of climbers, shrub, pillar roses, floribunda and hybrid perpetual. All these blooms during the summer season but the best time to visit this wonderful garden is late June as well as early July. In winter, you can go for ice skating here.

Museum of Connecticut History

The museum has a collection of portraits and firearms along with the historical exhibits. You will also get the chance to see the original Connecticut manuscript of the Declaration of Independence as well as the U.S. Constitution. The place has a good collection of coins dating from the 17th century to the present date. Collection of Colt-made weapons are also found here.

State Capitol

This includes the Hall of the State House of Representatives, State Senate Chamber and the offices of the Secretary of the State, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. It is a national historical landmark.

These are only a few attractions as Hartford City has many other beautiful places too. The city also offers a wide range of options to stay such as luxury hotels, budget hotels and so on. So, get a pleasant vacation at this destination.

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