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Top 10 Things To Do in Hartford

1. Mark Twain House

Home to one of America’s greatest authors, Mark Twain lived here when he wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper and so many more classics! While at the house, you can also admire the grand architecture, the 25 rooms and read many facts in the museum!

Mark Twain House

2. Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park is the first publicly financed park in America! It features a carousel built in 1914, war memorials and many different varieties of trees!

Bushnell Park

3. Adventure Hunt Hartford

A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You will be running the same route as our massive Treasure Hunt which will have you exploring Hartford and the surrounding areas, including spots you likely haven't explored before!  It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!


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4. Wadsworth Atheneum

Wadsworth Atheneum is the first public art museum in America. It features over 50,000 pieces of different kinds of art so you know everyone will enjoy it!

Wadsworth Atheneum

5. Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is absolutely stunning. There is a wildflower trail, a lovely pond, concerts and a rose garden that features over 800 varieties of roses!  

Elizabeth Park

6. Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House was the home of the author of the classic, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It is now a museum and a historic landmark that is fun to visit.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

7. State Capitol Building

The Connecticut State Capitol Building is stunning from the outside with its Victorian architecture and the gold dome. It opened in 1878 and while there you can go on guided tours so you can see it all and learn the facts.

State Capitol Building

8. Ancient Burying Ground

The Hartford Ancient Burying Ground is the oldest historic site in Hartford! It was started in the 1600s and anyone who died in Hartford from then until the 1800s was buried there! Creepy? Maybe. Historical? Yes!

Ancient Burying Ground

9. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

The Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is a great place to just unwind. There are great views, statues, benches and even a playground!

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

10. Colt Park

Colt Park is a city park that is over 100 acres. There are playgrounds, sports fields, a skating rink and even a stadium! There is so much to do here!

Colt Park

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