- Our list of the best things to do in Hartford, Connecticut, features the top 385 nearby activities — including 135 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hartford, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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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.
The venerable Hartford Stage Company maintains a packed schedule of theatrical presentations for adults and families, including seasonal favorites such as 'A Christmas Carol.' The Company offers individual tickets, packages and discounted rates for groups.
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.
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.
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.
A Hartford insitution, TheaterWorks is a professional theater company known for its off-Broadway musicals and straight plays. The company was founded in 1985 and presents roughly 225 shows annually. Its headquarters on Pearl Street is also a center of community theater, costume rental and theater arts.
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 MoreLess Info
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts is the city's cultural epicenter. In addition to its concerts, recitals and dance performances, the Center is also available for weddings and other chartered rentals.
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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.
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.