Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour Part II, Hartford

Hartford is a magnificent city because of its original art galleries and historical museums. The second part of this tour offers you some other unique and extraordinary museums that reflect the artists’ originality and the most valuable exhibits representing the history of Connecticut and more. Take this tour to explore some of the most famous art galleries and museums in Hartford.
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Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour Part II Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour Part II
Guide Location: USA » Hartford (See other walking tours in Hartford)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: Dee
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The Museum of Connecticut History

1) The Museum of Connecticut History (must see)

The Museum of Connecticut History is located in the same building as Connecticut’s State Library and Supreme Court Building. Here you will find different exhibits that represent the military and industrial history of Connecticut and much more. Visitors can admire permanent collections such as Portraits of Connecticut Governors, Coin Collections, Colt Firearms Collections, and so on. The Museum is open Monday thru Friday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and Saturdays between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm.
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Pump House Gallery

2) Pump House Gallery

Pump House Gallery was founded in 1947 and is the home of imaginative creations of local artists. The art gallery is located in Bushnell Park in the same area as Bushnell Café. Visitors can always admire local artists’ masterpieces and perhaps even buy some of them.You can also enjoy listening to live music on weekends and some weekdays.
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Artworks Gallery

3) Artworks Gallery

The Artworks Gallery is the first noncommercial supporting organization in Hartford. Its purpose is to sustain artists by promoting their creations. There are also educational programs, meetings, musicals and other kinds of events held for all members and upcoming visitors. The Artworks Gallery is one of the most visited galleries in town and was named “The Best Art Gallery” from Hartford and was also awarded many decorations.
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Richard Welling & Studio

4) Richard Welling & Studio

The Richard Welling & Studio is quite a famous art gallery in Hartford and it is located next to the William R. Cotter Federal Building. Visitors have the chance to admire different exhibits like paintings and photography collections with various themes that change monthly. The art gallery was founded in honor of the famous Hartford artist, Richard Welling.
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Mark Twain House

5) Mark Twain House (must see)

The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) from 1874 to 1891 in Hartford. It functioned as a school, an apartment building, and a library. In 1962 the building was declared a National Historic Landmark. Since 1974 it has had a multi-million dollar renovation and an expansion dedicated to showcasing Mark Twain's life and work.

The house was built on 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) of land and designed with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a carriage house, and plant-filled conservatory. Bay windows extend up to form turrets that were topped with porches, allowing Twain and guests a view of what was a very pastoral area of Hartford. The home is in the style of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, including the typical steeply-pitched roof and an asymmetrical bay window layout. Legend says the home was designed to look like a riverboat.

Operation hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm; Sunday: 12 am - 5.30 pm; closed on Tuesdays from January to March.

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Connecticut Historical Society

6) Connecticut Historical Society (must see)

The Connecticut Historical Society was established in 1825 and is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation. The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, archive and education center. Its mission is to inspire and foster a lifelong interest in history through exhibitions, programs and Connecticut-related collections. The CHS houses a research center containing 270,000 artifacts and graphics and over 100,000 books and pamphlets. It has one of the largest costume and textile collections in New England.

Operation hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.

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Walking Tours in Hartford, Connecticut

Create Your Own Walk in Hartford

Create Your Own Walk in Hartford

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hartford is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Hartford is full of different old and modern landmarks. You can find historic buildings, statues, places of worship and other prominent structures that have great historical significance. Take this Orientation Walk to discover Hartford’s most interesting sights and districts.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Religious Self-Guided Tour in Hartford

Religious Self-Guided Tour in Hartford

Hartford is a wonderful town that is located on the Connecticut River. It is not remarkable just for its geographical position but also for the beautiful buildings and places of worship. Take this self-guided tour to admire the architecturally interesting places of worship in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour Part I

Art Galleries and Museums in Hartford Walking Tour Part I

Hartford’s museums are pleasantly surprising because of the local history and culture. The uniqueness of this tour is due to the original buildings and unusual exhibits that can be seen there and nowhere else. Take this tour to visit some of the most remarkable museums and art galleries in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Historic Houses in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Historic Houses in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Hartford is a place where visitors have to explore almost all the streets to see all the historic buildings of the city. Most of them are registered in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Take this self-guided tour to admire the most important historic houses in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Architectural Buildings in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Architectural Buildings in Hartford Self Guided Tour

Hartford is a magnificent city because of its unusual new and old architectural buildings. The first part of the guide will show you the most famous structures in the center of the city. Take this self-guided tour to explore the most important historical and architectural buildings in Hartford.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km