Hartford Connecticut’s Metro Museums

Hartford, the state capital, has a metropolitan feel with New England charm and beauty. Great dining choices, music and theater are all part of the package. Perched on the Connecticut River, Hartford has historic architecture, rich scenery, renowned public museums and weekly events for visitors and locals alike.

The Wadsworth Art Museum

America's oldest public art museum The Wadsworth Art Museum is a historic castle-like building with a refurbished sculpture garden. Packed with more than 45,000 works of art, The Wadsworth features collections of paintings of the Hudson River School of art, along with works by Dalí, Caravaggio, and Miró. The museum continues to include new exhibitions, lectures, tours, performances, films, and family events.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The eclectic Mark Twain House & Museum is a meticulously restored 19-room home, where Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) wrote some of his best-loved classics. The home is paired with the equally interesting Twain Museum on the same property. Combined, the home and museum offer collections that contain over 16,000 artifacts, such as pieces that originally belonged to the Clemens family, and other period pieces of decorative and fine arts and domestic artifacts.

The Connecticut Science Center

Visitors of the Connecticut Science Center can fly to Mars, forecast a blizzard, and even construct a wind turbine. The brand new Center is an innovative and high-impact learning experience and stimulating environment for adults and children alike. Hands-on, entertaining exhibits and programs make the Connecticut Science Center a great place to make learning fun.