Bushnell Park Carousel
This vintage 1914 merry-go-round designed by Stein and Goldstein located in Bushnell Park continues to delight young and old.
Built of New England granite and white marble and topped by an ostentatious gold-leaf dome, the Gothic palace that is Connecticut’s...
Pump House Gallery
Within Bushnell Park , the Tudor-style Pump House Gallery built in 1947 features exhibits by local artists.
It's a wine bar that serves real deal Italian fare – toasted freshly backed paninis with tomato and bufala mozarella, cheese platters...
Charming service is the hallmark of this urban gem, which offers a contemporary take on Italian flavors. Regulars rave about the cheesy...
Bushnell Park information
The Capitol overlooks the 37-acre Bushnell Park, the first public park in the US built with taxpayers money. It was designed by Jacob Weidenmann and opened in 1861. Weidenmann's unique vision – an informal, natural style – broke from the traditional New England central green, and included 157 varieties of trees and shrubs from around North America, Europe and East Asia. In July, the park hosts the nation's longest running free jazz concert series (www.hartfordmondaynightjazz.com).
Over time, additions were made to the park, including the Gothic Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch , which frames the Trinity St entrance and is accessible only by tour (check the website for dates). The Tudor-style Pump House Gallery features exhibits by local artists and the Bushnell Park Carousel delights children with a vintage 1914 merry-go-round designed by Stein and Goldstein.