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300 years of American art in 5,000 choice pieces at the New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain
Rare French wallpapers and early neoclassical architecture of the 18th century at the Hatheway House. Suffield
The New England Air Museum, home to more than 80 aircraft displayed in two two massive hangars. Windsor Locks
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, established in 1707, and Connecticut’s first Colonial prison. East Granby
Weekly NASCAR auto racing on the paved, half-mile oval at Stafford Motor Speedway. Stafford Springs
The 30-foot diorama of the Connecticut Valley in the late Triassic Period at Dinosaur State Park. Rocky Hill
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, home to the personal and professional memorabilia of the Uncle Tom’s Cabin author. Hartford
The 19 richly furnished rooms, with Tiffany accents, at the celebrated Mark Twain House & Museum. Hartford
The Old State House, located on the site of George Washington’s Revolutionary War meeting with the French, and home to daily cannon-firing ceremonies. Hartford
The more than 50,000 works, spanning 5,000 years, on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Hartford
Gillette Castle, atop the most southerly hill in a chain known as the Seven Sisters; William Hooker Gillette, noted actor and playwright, built this 184-acre estate. East Haddam
The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and the splendor of the Connecticut River Valley. Essex
Goodspeed Musicals and another season of Broadway shows and new productions at the Goodspeed Opera House and Norma Terris Theatre. East Haddam and Chester
The quintessential New England river town: Essex.
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Old Fashioned Fun
- Get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine with a visit to Allegra Farm & Horse-Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Museum, Rte. 82, East Haddam. Take a ride on an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage pulled by magnificent horses. You’ll enjoy their historic and educational programs.
- Venture over to East Hampton to the Comstock Covered Bridge on Rte. 16. You can walk across it and have a picnic lunch on the banks of the scenic Salmon River.
- Drive Rte. 80 West towards Stony Creek and take a boat ride through the Thimble Islands. Enjoy a personal narration of the islands’ rich history, dating back to 1614.
- Make a reservation at a comfortable luxurious inn or B&B in Ma…