Zion Hill Cemetery

ZION HILL CEMETERY Tucked next to Trinity College, just off of Zion Street is Zion Hill Cemetery. It’s not the largest cemetery you’ll visit by any stretch, which makes their inordinate number of Civil War veterans so unique. Over 200 soldiers are buried here, many of whom died in battle. Everyone knows that cemeteries with […]

Sigourney Square Park

SIGOURNEY SQUARE PARK Sigourney Square (1895) is a square block that was conceived with a simple “X” walk pattern connecting its four corners and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district on January 16, 1979. Sigourney Square was originally part of the old Town Farm area, a forgotten burial […]

A. Everett Austin House

a. everett austin house It isn’t fake. It’s real, and it’s spectacular. The largest object in the Wadsworth’s collection is the former West End home of Chick Austin, the museum’s director from 1927-1944. It’s a National Historic Landmark and you can take a tour for a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund. […]

Bushnell Park Carousel

BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL It’s not every city that has a fully restored wooden carousel circa 1914 with 36 hand carved jumper horses, 12 stationary horses, 2 chariots and a Wurlitzer 153 band organ smack dab in the middle of a public park. Photos lovingly borrowed from Bushnell Park Foundation. 1 Jewell Street Hartford, CT 06103 […]

Connecticut History Illustrated

CONNECTICUT HISTORY ILLUSTRATED Connecticut History Illustrated provides access to over 50,000 Connecticut related photographs, drawings, and prints. Get ready to lose yourself for hours on this site. Photos lovingly borrowed from Connecticut History Illustrated. Desktop

Connecticut Historical Society

CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHS houses a genealogy research center, a library, and a museum where you can walk a really interesting timeline of Connecticut history. Photos lovingly borrowed from Connecticut Historical Society. 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 236-5621 Facebook Instagram Desktop

Connecticut Old State House

CONNECTICUT’S OLD STATE HOUSE It was the site of the Amistad Trials, sits on the site of the first witch-hanging in America (55 years before Salem), and has a museum with a two-headed calf, and a two-headed pig in a jar. Photos lovingly borrowed from CT Old State House. 800 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103 […]

Mark Twain House & Museum

mark twain house & museum Mark Twain lived here for almost twenty years and some of his best-known works, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, were actually written in this house. Photos lovingly borrowed from Mark Twain House & Museum. 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 247-0998 Facebook Instagram Desktop

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE CENTER Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (and Twain’s next door neighbor), Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in this house for over twenty years. Photos lovingly borrowed from Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.   77 Forest Street Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 522-9258 Facebook Instagram Desktop

Museum of Connecticut History

MUSEUM OF CT HISTORY With a massive display of early Colt firearms and other amazing historical treasures, this museum, located in the Connecticut State Library, is free and open to the public. Photos lovingly borrowed from Museum of Connecticut History. 231 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 757-6534 Facebook Desktop