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The Best Cultural Activities in Connecticut
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Cultural Activities in Connecticut
Yale University Art Gallery , New Haven
Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, Africa
The Mark Twain House & Museum , Hartford
Welcome to the Mark Twain House & Museum! Twain lived here from 1874-1891 with his wife Olivia and their three daughters. Many of Twain's mos
The Submarine Force Museum , Groton
The Submarine Force Museum offers self-guided tours with a chance to learn about the history of submarines and their role as part of the U.S.
Duration: 2 to 6 hours
Get outside and enjoy a fresh sea breeze on the grounds of America's premiere maritime history museum. Guests are welcome to climb aboard tall ships, explore a preservation shipyard where shipwrights restore historic wooden vessels, stroll through heirloom gardens, engage in a sea story or two presented by friendly staff and volunteers. All indoor exhibits are opened for visitors to enjoy a deeper dive into life at sea during the golden age of sail and more. Summer weekends often include special events.
Mystic Seaport Museum , Mystic
The largest maritime museum in the world, Mystic Seaport Museum is home to a collection of historical ships and boats. Along with seacraft, a
Gillette Castle State Park , East Haddam
Perched on the hills above the Connecticut River, Gillette Castle State Park features an early 20th-century mansion and a series of lakeside
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Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities. Add Connecticut and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States travel route planner.