Destination Guide: Hartford Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Hartford


City of Hartford offers colonial history, museums, historic and literary sites and more:

The Mark Twain House is the unique mansion and home to Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. It was at this home where he wrote some of his most famous works:

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, operated by the Valley Railroad Company, is a step back in time! The steam locomotive engine powers a tourist rail on scenic excursions, and the riverboat takes guests up the Connecticut River:

The New England Air Museum displays historic aircraft, including a Wright Brothers engine, WWII-era B-29A Superfortress, Sikorsky Helicopters and more:

Old Wethersfield offers and opportunity to explore Connecticut’s early colonial history at historic homes, museums, and churches, and enjoy shopping and dining:

Dinosaur State Park houses a collection of real dinosaur trackways! A surprise to see in New England! Make a casting of a footprint, and take a nature walk:


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