CT Heritage Last Updated: March 2023
Connecticut is a destination to explore fascinating stories of the past. Step back in time at the state’s museums dedicated to Native Americans, our maritime legacy, our tradition of innovation, our colonial-era heritage – all of which bring history to life.
History comes alive in Connecticut. Visit the spots below and find more history museums here.
Maritime museums in Connecticut will take you beneath the surface. Plus, you'll check off some of Connecticut's most iconic destinations.
Native American Museums
The tale of the region’s American Indians is rich and fascinating. Find immersive exhibits, nature trails, re-created encampments, and more.
There is evidence that dinosaurs once roamed Connecticut — are you ready to dig into it?
American History Museums
Connecticut plays an important role in our nation’s history. Visit American History museums and historic sites below and find more here.
Historic Homes and Gardens
Historic homes boast stunning landscapes. Check out the ones below and find more here.
Connecticut History & Notable Figures
Connecticut’s got its own history – and it includes some pretty famous figures.
History goes beyond museums. Get up-close to history when you tour historic monuments and landmarks in Connecticut.
Haunted history is alive in Connecticut. There are many places where ghosts are said to lurk. Check out the spots below and find more here.
Guided History Tours
Let us be your guide. Hear from the experts and explore the past on guided history tours.
Connecticut does ‘unexpected’ well. These museums are out-of-the-box and one-of-a-kind.
Follow these trails and step back in time:
Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail