Museum of Connecticut History

← Attractions Museum of Connecticut 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. VISIT THEM 231 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106 (860) 757-6535 Facebook-f Desktop

Ancient Burying Ground

← Attractions Ancient Burying Ground The ABG is the oldest historic site in Hartford. How old? 1640 old. Still another 130 years of being a British colony old. Its the final resting place of some of Hartford’s founders and luminaries of the era. Photos lovingly borrowed from Ancient Burying Ground. VISIT THEM 60 Gold StreetHartford, […]

Butler McCook House & Garden

← Attractions Butler McCook House & Garden Visit this museum to see how Main Street has evolved over the last 189 or so years. They also have an actual samurai suit on display. (Samurai suit not worn on Main Street.) Photos lovingly borrowed from Butler McCook House & Garden. VISIT THEM 396 Main StreetHartford, CT […]

Connecticut State Capitol

← Attractions Connecticut State Capitol Learn the history of the Capitol Building, visit the Hall of Flags, view items important to state history, and you can even observe the proceedings of the General Assembly. Photos lovingly borrowed from the Connecticut State Capitol. VISIT THEM 210 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0222 Desktop

Hartford History Center

← Attractions Hartford History Center More than 50,000 books, trade publications, postcards, photographs and memorabilia, they’ve also got revolving exhibits and guest speakers that rotate monthly. It is located on the third floor of the Hartford Public Library.  Photos lovingly borrowed from Hartford Public Library. VISIT THEM 500 Main StreetHartford, CT 06103 (860) 695-6297 Facebook-f […]

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch

← Attractions Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch Designed by Hartford architect George Keller (whose ashes are interred along with his wife’s inside the arch). Bushnell Park Foundation Guides offer free tours of this beautiful Civil War memorial. Photos lovingly borrowed from Bushnell Park Foundation. VISIT THEM 15 Trinity StreetHartford, CT 06106 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop

Cedar Hill Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery

← Attractions Cedar Hill Cemetery Cedar Hill is the final resting place of a number of historical heavy hitters, including Katherine Hepburn, Samuel Colt, and Horace Welles. Its historic structures and many of its beautiful monuments were also designed and executed by prominent artists. Photos lovingly borrowed from Cedar Hill Cemetery. VISIT THEM 453 Fairfield […]

Old North Cemetery

OLD NORTH CEMETERY Part of the Olmstead Legacy Trail, the Old North Cemetery is the final resting place for members of some of Hartford’s most famous families, including the Bushnells, the Colts, and the Wadsworths. Photos lovingly borrowed from Old North Cemetery. 1821 Main Street Hartford, CT Desktop

Coltsville National Historical Park

← Attractions Coltsville National Historical Park Learn the history of Samuel Colt and his wife Elizabeth and tour the grounds of what used to be one of the most important factories in American history. Photos lovingly borrowed from Coltsville NHP. VISIT THEM 120 Huyshope AvenueHartford, CT 06106 (860) 500-6078 Facebook-f Desktop

Church of the Good Shepherd

← Attractions Church of the Good Shepherd One of the most grand and unique churches in all of New England. Take a tour and learn about its history and ties to the Colt family, including its many carvings of gun parts on the church’s exterior. Photos lovingly borrowed from Church of the Good Shepherd. VISIT […]