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1) Wadsworth museum – Wadsworth museum is one of the oldest museums in the entire country. The museum opened in 1844 and consists of several impressionist’s paintings from French and American artists. It is a great educational trip to make with children and even adults.
2) Elizabeth Park – this 102-acre park is described as one of the city’s most beautiful locations. The park contains a beautiful rose garden as well as greenhouses, lawns, pathways, a pond, and tennis courts.
3) Connecticut State Capitol – The Connecticut State Capitol is the home of the Connecticut State Senate, the House of Representatives, the Connecticut General Assembly, and the office of the Governor of the State of Connecticut. The current capitol, constructed with marble and granite and opened in 1871, was designed in the Eastlake Movement style and has been designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
4) Connecticut Science Center – The Center contains 40,00 square feet of interactive exhibits in its 154,000 square foot facility. The galleries include audio, tactile, and visual exhibits, among others. The Exploring Space gallery allows visitors to see a moon rock and moon craters, or go on a Venture to a Black Hole, while the River of Life teaches guests about the importance of the Connecticut River.
5) The Mark Twain House & Museum –Mark Twain, wrote some of his most famous books in this house such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn among other well-known works. Built in the Victorian Gothic style between 1873 and 1874, the house has 19 rooms. Opened in 2003, the museum features permanent and rotating exhibits that give visitors the chance to learn more about the author and his life.
6) Bushnell Park - The oldest publicly funded park in the U.S., Bushnell Park was envisioned by Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-19th century in order to give the people of Hartford a green open space, a concept that no other city in the U.S. had yet completed. With over 50 acres, the park features paths and groups of trees, a pond, a performance pavilion, a carousel, and the Corning Fountain. Memorials include the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, which is dedicated to those who fought during the American Civil War.