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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Hartford, Connecticut Museums

Hartford, Connecticut Museums

Hartford, Connecticut Museums

Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut and was founded in 1635, making it among the oldest cities in the United States. It is home to the country’s oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the oldest publicly funded park.

Hartford was the wealthiest city in the United States for several decades following the American Civil War. It is also home to the Mark Twain House, where the author wrote his most famous works and raised his family.

Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World,” it hosts many insurance company headquarters and is the region’s primary industry. Other prominent sectors include the services, education, and healthcare industries.

Museums in Hartford, Connecticut

  • Wadsworth Atheneum
  • The Mark Twain House & Museum
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • The Children’s Museum
  • Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library
  • Museum-Connecticut History
  • Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
  • Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
  • Isham-Terry House
  • Butler-McCook House & Garden
  • A. Everett Austin House
  • Buttolph-Williams House
  • Joseph Webb House
  • Makens Bemont House

Hartford, Connecticut

  • City:                                      Hartford
  • State:                                    Connecticut
  • Country:                               United States
  • Settled:                                1635
  • Incorporated:                      1784
  • Population:                          1.2 million – Metro

A Tour of the Top Museums in the USA

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