Connecticut Bound: 52 Weekend Getaways

15. Turn Back the Clock

  1. Here’s a great getaway for lovers of old things. Start out by heading up Rte. 8 to the Seymour Antiques Center. You’ll find 80 dealers in historic buildings and a treasure trove of antiques and collectables.
  2. Then head up to Waterbury and learn about the fascinating history of Connecticut’s ‘Brass City’ at the Mattatuck Museum.
  3. Book a room, enjoy a pleasant repast and then take in a show at the Thomaston Opera House.
  4. Next day, be sure to spend some time at the Timexpo Museum in Waterbury. It’s all about time.
  5. Go from clocks to locks, east on I-84 to Cheshire and the restored Lock #12 on the Farmington Canal (1828-48) and a relaxing stroll on the hike/bike trail.
  6. Continue east on I-84 Exit 35 to the New Britain Museum of American Art to see a truly outstanding collection of our nation’s best including Benton, Church, Cole, Sargent, Whistler, Wyeth and more.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between 1 & 3 are 38 miles.

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