Traveling Back in Time

Want to bring Connecticut's heritage to vibrant life? Feel fully present in the past at unique museums, exhibits and inns that pay homage to all the eras that shaped our state — while ensuring you enjoy every second of right now. So, your trip goes down in history, too.

2-3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall

  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  • Old Lighthouse Museum
  • Mystic Seaport Museum

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Immerse yourself in this expansive museum of Connecticut's Native American history, featuring life-size dioramas and a 16th century village that make you feel like you've entered a time machine.

After your visit, grab lunch or dinner just around the corner at Foxwoods Resort Casino, featuring over 30 dining options ranging from snacks to upscale, special occasion restaurants. Or grab a slice (or two) at Solis Pizza Restaurant.

* Editor's Picks

Old Lighthouse Museum

Journey 170 years back in time at The Lighthouse Museum, which overlooks the harbor of Stonington, Connecticut's only port facing the Atlantic. Afterward, stay overnight in historic Mystic, at the Steamboat Inn, overlooking the Mystic River and just a short walk from many downtown attractions.

From here, you can easily stroll and shop, or grab dinner at The Oyster Club, The Shipwright's Daughter, Engine Room or many other restaurants.

* Editor's Picks

Mystic Seaport Museum

While in Mystic, don't miss Mystic Seaport Museum, featuring a recreated New England coastal village that includes a working shipyard, exhibit halls and more than 500 historic watercraft.

Or if more recent maritime history is more your thing, visit the Submarine Force Museum, featuring the historic USS Nautilus. While you're in Groton, grab a bite at Olio Restaurant & Bar or Chester's Barbecue.

* Editor's Picks