Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Hartford

Wadsworth Atheneum

The nation's oldest public art museum completed a five-year, $33-million renovation, renewing 32 galleries and 15 public spaces in 2015. The Wadsworth houses nearly 50,000 pieces of art in a castle-like Gothic Reviv…
Top Choice Architecture in New Canaan

Philip Johnson Glass House

Inspired by Mies van der Rohe, this icon of mid-Century Modern architecture was the home of late Pritzker Prize–winner Philip Johnson and his art collector partner, David Whitney. Johnson added 13 other structures t…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale Center for British Art

Reopened in 2016 after extensive restoration, this fabulous gallery was architect Louis Kahn’s last commission and is the setting for the largest collection of British art outside the UK. Spanning three centuries fr…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

This outstanding museum was architect Louis Kahn's first commission and houses the oldest university art collection in the country, including Vincent van Gogh's The Night Café and European masterpieces by Frans Hals…
Top Choice Museum in Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum

More than a museum, Mystic Seaport is the re-creation of an entire New England whaling village spread over 17 acres of the former George Greenman & Co Shipyard. To re-create the past, 60 historic buildings, four…
Top Choice Museum in Hartford

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 striking orange-and-black brick Victorian house, which then stood in the pastoral …
Top Choice University in New Haven

Yale University

Each year, thousands of high-school students make pilgrimages to Yale, nursing dreams of attending the country's third-oldest university, which boasts such notable alums as Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, a…
Top Choice Museum in New Britain

New Britain Museum of American Art

Moved to its present, modern premises in 2003 in honor of its centenary, the impressive yet little-known New Britain Museum of American Art houses a stand-out collection of strictly American works, the first of its …
Top Choice Museum in Pomfret

Roseland Cottage-Bowen House

This colorful, unique museum was once the summer home of Henry Bowen and his family. Meticulously maintained by the fabulous people at Historic New England, the 1846 Gothic Revival–style mansion featuring pointed ar…
Top Choice Museum in Hartford

Connecticut Science Center

Designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, the Connecticut Science Center is both an exciting architectural space and an absorbing museum for adults and kids alike. Innovative, interactive exhibits and programs …