The oldest public art museum, the oldest newspaper, the oldest public park in one of the nation’s oldest cities, Hartford is rich in unparalleled history.
Apart from being a destination for history buffs, this metropolis presents a diverse variety of artistic attractions. Pay a visit to the Mark Twain House & Museum, where the revered American author raised his family and wrote some of his most influential novels, including “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Take in the Connecticut Science Center a nine-story building located on the Connecticut River. Included in 40,000 square feet you will come upon interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, images, tactile components, programs, and live presentations.
Ramble through Bushnell Park was realised by the Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-1850s, now the park comprises 50 acres of green space for you to enjoy.
Visit Elizabeth Park Conservancy where in1904 the park's initial administrator, Theodore Wirth, established his famed Rose Garden. It is the oldest municipal rose garden in the country, currently containing around 15,000 bushes of 800 rose varieties.
The Connecticut Historical Society. Is another impressive exhibit. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the American writer and abolitionist, penned her influential work “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in Hartford; stop by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for an inspiring glance into her way of life.