Greater Hartford Tour

From art, culture and steam trains to breweries, and more, there’s so much to see and do in Hartford County. To help you plan your trip, we’ve provided this handy guide showing the best places to explore throughout the area. 

2 days

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  • Mark Twain House & Museum
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • State Capitol
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
  • Other Nearby Options
The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Mark Twain House & Museum

Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. This National Historic Landmark that ranks as one of the “Ten Best Historic Homes” in the world by National Geographic

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Explore this National Historic Landmark—Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford. That was home to the author of the best-selling Uncle Tom’s Cabin. We recommend lunch at Treva. Treva’s cuisine is inspired from central and upper Italy. Chef Dorjan was selected as one of the best chefs by Hartford Magazine. 

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford

State Capitol

Take a free guided tour the State Capitol in Hartford, a National Historic Landmark for a behind-the-scenes look at state executive offices, legislative chambers and historic displays. Explore Connecticut's Old State House, Hartford there are many pieces of history at one of the nation’s oldest State Houses, the very spot where our state’s democracy was born. After you enjoy dinner, take in a performance at one of Hartford’s award-winning theaters.

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Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

Connecticut Science Center

Day two starts with exploring 165 hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events.

Webb Deane Stevens Museum, Wethersfield

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Historic Wethersfield. Enjoy lunch in the authentic 19th-century Webb Barn and tour three 18th-century homes that depict the quintessential New England experience. After lunch chose your next destination. Here's a list of some good options to consider. 

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