Best Places To See in Hartford

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Hartford, Connecticut. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Since 1842

Educational Programs, Touring, Current/Upcoming/Past Exhibitions, Provenance Research, Community Engagement Initiative, The Archives, Special Events, School, The Auerbach Library, Conservation & Teacher Programs

Free admission for members, Hartford residents & Youth (under 18) ● Limited on-street kiosk parking is available on the streets neighboring the museum ● The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world

Price: Adults: $15
Seniors (62+): $12
Students (18+ with school ID): $5


Wed, Thu & Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon & Tue Closed

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250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103

Since 2009

Group and Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Catering and Event Rentals, Hotel Packages, Exhibits, Butterfly Encounter, Movies and Stage Shows, Gift Shop, Food and Beverage, Accessibility, Camps, Adult/Teen/Women's Programs, Science in Motion Traveling, Discovery Center, Mandell Academy for Teachers & Educational Resources

Free admission for members ● With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events ● Offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults ● Offers day camps during school vacation, as well as week-long programs in the summer ● The Science Center, offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life ● With an attraction of this magnitude, exhibits rivaling the most unique in the world, programs

Price: Youth (3-17) $16.95
Adult (18-64) $23.95
Senior (65+) $21.95

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Since 1825

Collections, Adult Group Tours, Traveling/Families/Scout and Youth Programs, On-Site Museum Education Programs, Schedule an Education, Classroom Outreach, Professional Development, Homeschool Day, Summer Fun, Current/Upcoming/Online/Past Exhibits & Questions About Research

Free admission for CHS members and children 5 and under ● There is ample free parking available ● Visitors can explore their hands-on, award-winning exhibits, participate in public programs, activities, and tours for all ages, or visit their Research Center to discover their own family history or access the millions of manuscripts, books, images, and artifacts in their collection ● Focuses on a wide range of social studies topics from Connecticut history to civics and geography

Price: $12 Adults
$10 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)


Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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