Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
Mark Twain House & Museum
For 17 years, encompassing the most productive period of his life, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910) and his family lived in this...
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
As well as literary titan Mark Twain, Hartford was also home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the antislavery book Uncle Tom's Cabin...
Hartford Children’s Theater
This theater puts on several productions a year, like Charlotte’s Web and the Wizard of Oz . Both children and adults make up the casts.
Tisane Euro Asian Cafe
This odd – and locally loved – coffeehouse-cum-restaurant-cum-bar, somehow manages to morph from one beast to another throughout its...
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens information
Lonely Planet review
Known for its collection of 15,000 rose bushes, the 102-acre Elizabeth Park was donated to the city by a wealthy industrialist, who asked that it be named for his wife. Planted with more than 900 varieties the gardens are covered in blooms in June and July, but they flower, if less profusely, well into fall. During the summer months, concerts are held at the park.