The Mark Twain House and Museum
Samuel Clemens (a.k.a Mark Twain) and his family lived in this house which was designed by his talented wife, Olivia Clemens. She sketched how she wanted the house to be built with help from her friends. Mark Twain loved their Hartford home upon completion. He enjoyed being at home and recalled his happiest memories and most productive years were spent within the walls of this inspiring home that they lived in from 1874-1891.
Mark Twain wrote his famous books such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, . . .
Atop the most southerly hill in a chain known as the Seven Sisters, William Hooker Gillette, noted actor, director, and playwright, built this one hundred and eighty-four acre estate, the Seventh Sister. The focal point of his effort was a twenty four room mansion reminiscent of a medieval castle.
Purchased by the State of Connecticut in 1943 from the executors of Mr. Gillette's will, Gillette Castle and the adjoining property with its fine woodlands, trails, and vistas are now administered for the enjoyment of present and future generations. This apparently would have pleased Gillette, sin. . .
Yale College students provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tours start at the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street. Hear about Yale's rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale's twelve residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale's largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Constructed with more than one hundred panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke is home to one of the world's preeminent collections of rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible.
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Experience Connecticut's Seafaring Past!
Mystic Seaport has been a maritime destination since the 1600s, with over 600 vessels constructed along its coast. Visitors can relive its prosperous past in a re-created 18th century coastal village that includes period buildings complete with historians, musicians and storytellers who make history come alive. The Seaport also boasts the nation's leading maritime museum, which includes the world's largest collection of maritime photography and artifacts.
While at the Seaport, wander into town. There's more than pizza in Mystic, including some of . . .
We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.
Surrounding our Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, containing more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, as well as katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.. . .
Visit America's oldest public park!
Come see the Arch, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial an 1886 Gothic monument to to honor the 4,000 Hartford citizens who served in the Civil War, and the 400 who died for the Union.
Ride a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers' chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ commanding an optimism that contrasts with the city's often-troubled image.
Eat at the Bushnell Park Café & Gallery has a 5,000 sq f. . .
Explore the Connecticut Art Trail ... fifteen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
Purchase the Art Pass for $25 and visit all 15 museums for one low price, valid for two months. You decide the time frame.. . .
Follow the trail of the vine as it winds through some of the most picturesque towns in Connecticut. The Connecticut Wine Trail is a unique collection of Twenty Vineyards, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. The trail is divided into two sections, East and West. To fully enjoy the Wine Trail, plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. We invite you to explore this site and see where the trail leads you. You'll find more than just great wine!
Is there really a trail?
Unlike Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ, there is no yello. . .
Please join us for a fun filled voyage around the Thimble Islands. Let your imagination go as you sail the waters of by gone sailors, bootleggers and the infamous Capt Kidd the pirate! Get away from it all for 45 minutes on a tour or a 2 to 3 hour private charter.
Welcome aboard The Sea Mist. Relax and enjoy a 45 minute narrated cruise around 25 inhabited islands. First discovered in 1614 by Adrien Block, these islands were used for everything from farming to quarrying granite, from bootlegging to hiding Captain Kidd's treasure. Captain Kidd sailed here in 1665...you can still feel his pres. . .
With our history of making things from scratch, it seemed only natural that our ice cream would follow suit. We researched old recipes, purchased equipment, and began with only premium ingredients. Through practice, we have learned to make the best ice cream available anywhere.
It is our pleasure to have you experience our scenic country views and fresh air while enjoying our farm fresh ice cream. We make our own ice cream and waffle cones, so they're fresh each day. We even use real home made whipped cream!
We hope you find what you are looking for on this site. We appreciate you stoppi. . .
Goodspeed Musicals was formed in 1959 to restore the 19th century Goodspeed Opera House and reactivated it as a professional theatre in 1963. Under the direction of Michael P. Price since 1968, Goodspeed has achieved international acclaim as the Home of Musical Theatre. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre and the development of new works to add to the repertoire, Goodspeed pioneered the practice of rethinking, restoring, and revitalizing America's musical theatre heritage.
Since 1876, the Goodspeed Opera House has shined its spotlight on several highly acclaimed. . .