Things to see and do - Hartford
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Rising beside the Connecticut River, Connecticut's state capitol bears the nickname "Insurance Capital of the Nation", thanks to the fact that the headquarters of several major insurance companies are located here. The downtown, revitalized during the past few decades, features spanking new shopping and business complexes, notably Constitution Plaza and the Civic Center. Beloved American author Mark Twain lived and worked in Hartford in the 19C; you can visit the house where he wrote several of his most successful works. Also well worth exploring is the excellent Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art.
Tourist attractions Hartford : Things to see and do
600 Main St USA - Hartford, CT 06103
Founded in 1842, this formidable museum ranks among the first art museums in the US. The initial collection consisted of landscapes by such artists as John Trumbull, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. The museum today boasts some 45,000 works spanning ..
351 Farmington Ave USA - Hartford, CT 06105
A memorial to the well-known author, this delightful house was one of the comfortable Victorian dwellings that stood on Nook Farm. In the 19C a community of writers lived in this pastoral setting, including Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose..
800 Main St. USA - Hartford, CT 06103
This elegant Federal-style building (1792) with its graceful staircases, arches, balustrades and classical pediments was designed by Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the state houses of Maine and Massachusetts. Second-floor legislative chambers con..
338 Asylum Street USA - Hartford CT 06103
This hotel in Hartford, Connecticut features a gym and suites include free Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens. This all-suite hotel is less than one mile from Constitution Plaza. Guest suites at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown provide..
315 Trumbull Street USA - Hartford CT 06103
This Hartford hotel is connected to the XL Center Entertainment Complex. The hotel features an area shuttle and provides free Wi-Fi and an MP3 docking station in every room. Hilton Hartford rooms include a coffee maker and free weekday newspaper. Th..
50 Morgan Street USA - Hartford CT 06103
Near the intersection of Interstates 84 and 91 and the Connecticut Convention Center, this hotel in Hartford offers shuttle service within the downtown area and free Wi-Fi. Modern rooms feature plush bedding and a work desk. Tea and coffee making fa..