44. The Ghosts of History
- Start this getaway in Hartford at the Old State House, 800 Main Street. It’s the oldest state house in America, built in 1796, where you can see a reenactment of the first Amistad trial of the African captives who took over the ship they were on and sought justice in the courts.
- Then head east on I-84 to I-384 to Rt. 44 and Coventry. Take Rte. 31 to the 1776 Nathan Hale Homestead on South Street. It’s filled with original furnishings and memorabilia of our famous hero.
- Stay overnight in a cozy B&B and after breakfast, head south to Willimantic and check out the Frog Bridge, downtown at Rte. 32, which celebrates a local legend about a frightful night during the French and Indian War. See the Windham Textile and History Museum.
- Head over to Lebanon to the Governor Jonathan Trumbull House and Revolutionary War Office,
- then take in the Prudence Crandall House Museum in Canterbury.
- North on Rte.198 you’ll find the beautiful Gothic Revival Roseland Cottage in picturesque Woodstock.
DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving miles between furthest points (1 & 6) is 76 miles.
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