- 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.
Paint Nite 152 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
Established in 1864, Cedar Hill Cemetery, is the final resting place of many famous Americans. Visitors that tour the grounds are captivated by the tranquility of the 270-acres of gardens, wetlands, and woodlands.
The Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is an outdoor riverside park and entertainment venue that hosts a variety of performances, including plays, concerts, and other shows. The plaza also offers scenic walking and jogging areas.
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231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT MoreLess Info
Connecticut State Library and State Archives are a history buff's dream destination. Featuring extensive documentation and archival material from the Revolutionary War and early life in New England, visit and you may lose yourself in time.
Featuring a 100-acre campus replete with historical buildings, Trinity College, is a liberal arts college located in Hartford. Campus life is highlighted by the weekly 49-bell Carillon and organ concerts and events held in the soaring campus Chapel.
351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 MoreLess Info
Hartford's Mark Twain House is the birthplace of famed American author Mark Twain, otherwise known as Samuel Clemens. The restored house is now a museum furnished with many of the Clemens family's original belongings.
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77 Forest St., Hartford, CT 06105 MoreLess Info
Located in Hartford, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is devoted to eliminating racism following the inspirational example of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe's seminal novel, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' played an influential role in the abolition of American slavery. The Center seeks to continue this tradition.
At the time of its completion in 1919, the 24-story Traveler's Tower, was the seventh tallest building in the world. Visitors to the tower are treated to an amazing 360 degree, panoramic view of Hartford and the surrounding areas.
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum dedicated to collecting and preserving art from all countries and time periods, with a particular emphasis on American art. It was the first public art music in the United States.