Attractions

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 Winery in Stonington

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Housed in a striking 1930s aluminum airport hangar, Saltwater Farm is one of the newest vineyards in Connecticut. Surrounded by tidal marshes and cooled by salty coastal breezes, the Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonn…
Top Choice Arts Center in Stonington

Velvet Mill

This Community Arts Center hosts weekend farmers and flea markets (10am to 1pm Saturday, 1pm to 4pm Sunday) and is a hub for local artists and small businesses, including some locavore food vendors. Be sure to take …
Casino in Norwich

Foxwoods Casino

The gleaming towers of this mammoth resort casino – the largest outside Vegas – rise above the forest canopy of Great Cedar Swamp. Built on the ancestral land of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (www.mashantuck…
Gallery in New London

Hygienic Art

Done up in a Greek Revival style replete with a sculpture garden, mural plaza, fountains and a large performance area, this not-for-profit art space hosts poetry readings, film screenings, a summer concert series an…
Museum in Norwich

Slater Memorial Museum

The museum was commissioned by William Slater, an educated and well-traveled man who aspired to make the great art of the Classical and Renaissance periods accessible to Norwich's citizens. With this in mind, he com…
Farm in Mystic

Coogan Farm

Opened in Sep 2014, this public-access 45-acre historic farm and nature center affords sweeping views of the Mystic River. Maintained by volunteers, the property features miles of walking tracks and protects two Sto…
Museum in Stonington

Old Lighthouse Museum

Climb the winding iron staircase of this squat, granite lighthouse for 360-degree views from the lantern room. Afterwards browse the small museum, which recounts unsuccessful British assaults on the harbor during th…
Library in New London

Monte Cristo Cottage

This cottage was the boyhood summer home of Eugene O'Neill, America's only Nobel Prize–winning playwright. Near Ocean Beach Park in the southern districts of the city (follow the signs), the Victorian-style house is…
Museum in Norwich

Prudence Crandall House Museum

One of Connecticut's four state museums, the Prudence Crandall House Museum records the heroic attempt of a Baptist schoolmistress to offer the daughters of free African American farmers an equal education in 1832 a…