- The list below includes 314 free or cheap things to do in or near Hartford, Connecticut, including 114 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Art Museum and Parks.
- From Elizabeth Park to Bushnell Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hartford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Hartford, Springfield, Simsbury and South Windsor.
A National Historic Landmark, the Connecticut State Capitol, offers visitors an opportunity to experience history and politics up close and personal. Visitors can take self-guided tours including the Hall of Flags, and historical displays of famous residents.
Kids and adults learn while having fun at the Connecticut Science Center. Its exhibits include Egyptian sarcophagi, fossils, bones, gemstones and preserved insects. Scouting groups and school field trips are welcome and should reserve tickets in advance.
Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society, is dedicated to preserving the state history from the early 1500's through today. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children, a working WWII assembly line, and thousands of artifacts and memorabilia.
Connecticut's Old State House, a registered National Landmark, is much more than a typical museum. Featuring 22,000 square feet of historic rooms, interactive displays, guided or self-guided tours and more; discover democracy and citizenship in action.
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Not your typical movie going experience, the Spotlight Theatres Front Street Stadium 4, features comfortable stadium seating and the latest first run movies. Setting this venue apart is the on-site Bistro allowing you to eat a meal while watching the film.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art displays many different works of art and special exhibits throughout the year and also hosts festivals, concerts and other events. Their nearly 50,000 piece art collection spans 5,000 years of history.
A must visit for anyone interested in the history and methods of garbage disposal, energy conservation, and recycling, plan your visit to Hartford: CRRA Trash Museum today. Featuring over 6,500 square feet of educational exhibits, your tour will be one to remember.
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro is a restaurant and music concert venue. It is an intimate, acoustically sound 500-seat music hall, hosting 250 popular live music and comedy shows per year, combined with a four-star restaurant and bar.
Providing family amusement, Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor jumping facility. Along with open jumping hours, the park features exercise classes, dodgeball and basketball activities. Birthday parties and other group gatherings are also held here.