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connecticut museumsThe American Clock & Watch Museum
100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Ph: 860-583-6070
Step back in time with a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum in America’s great clockmaking town, Bristol, Conn.

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, PO Box 360
East Windsor, CT 06088-9360
Ph: 860-627-6540
Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052-1412
Ph: 860-229-0257
The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Ph: 860-623-3305
The New England Air Museum collection includes over 125 aircraft and 200 aircraft engines, many of which are on display. We have one of the world’s outstanding collections of aviation artifacts.

New-Gate Prison and Coppermine
115 Newgate Road
East Granby, CT 06026
Ph: 860-653-3563
The tunnels left behind by miners burrowing deep underground in search of copper ore became Connecticut’s first prison in 1773.Visitors enter the prison yard through 12′ tall walls. The brick guardhouse still stands and houses exhibits, but only ruins remain of the other prison buildings. A modern stairway provides access underground where air temperature is always in the 50’s.

Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Ph: 860-643-0949
Every visit to the Lutz Children’s Museum is exciting because exhibits change frequently and special programs are offered daily. Most exhibits and activities are designed for children aged two through twelve.

The Stanley Whitman House
37 High Street
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Ph: 860-677-9222
Fax: 860-677-7758
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center that educates through the collection, preservation, research and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. The museum also manages "Memento Mori," a 17th-early 19th century burial ground on Main Street.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Ph: 860-278-2670
Consider Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum your first choice for culturally stimulating art, education, and entertainment.

New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Avenue, Rt. 72
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Ph: 860-585-5411
The New England Carousel Museum is proud to house one of the largest collections of antique carousel pieces in the country.

The Museum of Connecticut History
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Ph: 860-757-6500
At the Museum of Connecticut History, you’ll find exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation. The Museum focuses on Connecticut’s government, industrial and military history.

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
Ph: 860-231-2824
The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature to young children.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-522-9258
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center has a total of three historic buildings on 2.5 acres and houses furniture, artwork, and other artifacts. Of the 6,000 objects, there are paintings and sketches, ceramics, metalware, household items, games and toys, clothing, textiles and accessories, furniture, sculpture and wallpaper remnants.

Menczer Museum of Medicine and Dentistry
230 Scarborough Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Ph: 860-236-5613
The museum came into being in early 1974. The collection includes instruments, equipment, furnishings, and portraits from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, with a special emphasis on the life of Horace Wells and the history of anesthesia.

The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Ph: 860-247-0998
Our new museum – opened in November 2003 – provides the richest possible treasury of Twain’s triumphs and tragedies, contemporaries and the Gilded Age.

Museum of American Political Life
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Located on the University of Hartford campus, the Museum of American Political Life displays items related to presidents and campaigns, and the history of select political issues.

The Noah Webster House
227 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Ph: 860-521-5362
Fax: 860-521-4036
Today, the museum building includes the historical house, library, archives, shop and a modern exhibition gallery. The Noah Webster House is West Hartford’s only National Historic Landmark.

The Canton Historical Museum
11 Front Sreet
Collinsville, CT. 06019
Ph: 860-693-2793
The Canton Historical Museum’s extensive collection of 19th Century memorabilia is housed on three floors in one of the original Collins Axe Company buildings.

The Connecticut Firemen’s Museum
230 Pine Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Ph: 860-649-9436
The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus.In addition to a working Gamewell Fire Alarm System, our collection includes hundreds of fine examples of early American craftsmanship related to firefighting such as glassware, lighting, leather making, photography, textiles and paintings.

Day-Lewis Museum
158 Main Street
Farmington CT USA 06032
Ph: 860-678-1645
The Day-Lewis Museum is a Yale-owned archaeology museum that features a dig site and the artifacts culled from that site.

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Ph: 860-677-4787
The collection includes 250 prints and photographs, 290 ceramics, 400 pieces of furniture, a 3,300-volume library and 16,000-plus archival documents. The 152-acre property features an Arts and Crafts carriage barn and theater, stone garages, woodland trails, a pond and dairy complex, and a Sunken Garden designed by Beatrix Farrand c. 1920.

Stanley-Whitman House
37 High Street
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Ph: 860-677-9222
Stanley-Whitman HOuse is a living history center that educates through the collection, preservation, research and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. The museum also manages "Memento Mori," a 17th-early 19th century burial ground on Main Street.

New Britain Youth Museum
30 High Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Ph: 860-225-3020
The New Britain Youth Museum, founded in 1956, encourages children and families to explore the history and cultures of Connecticut and the world.

Rocky Hill Historical Society
Old Main Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Ph: 860-563-6704
The Academy Hall is used by the Historical Society as a museum, headquarters, and the Ethel Miner Cooke Historical Library. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Ph: 860-529-0612
Fax: 860-571-8636
Located in the center of Connecticut’s largest historic district, a visit to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is the quintessential New England experience.The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, owned and managed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut, operates four remarkable 18th century houses, three of which are National Historic Landmarks.

Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, Connecticut USA 06067-3506
Ph: 860-257-7601
Park Ph: 860-529-8423
One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library
One Elizabeth Street at Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Tel: (860) 236-5621
Fax: (860) 236-2664
Established in Hartford in 1825, The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is the seventh oldest historical society in the nation and houses one of the most distinguished museum and library collections in New England.

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