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The Best History Museums in Connecticut
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History museums in Connecticut
New England Air Museum , Windsor Locks
The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of eng
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
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center , Mashantucket
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.
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center , New Haven
American Clock & Watch Museum , Bristol
The American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM), located in Bristol, Connecticut, is one of a very few museums in the United States dedicated solely
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