45 Things To Do In Hartford, CT

  1. See where Mark Twain wrote his most important works at The Mark Twain House & Museum.
  2. Watch a performing art show at Hartford Stage.
  3. Visit the oldest place in Hartford at the Ancient Burying Ground.
  4. Stop by the grave of the discoverer of Anesthesia at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
  5. Get a psychic reading done at Psychic Readings By Delilah.
  6. Take an interactive guided tour at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
  7. Learn the history of the Connecticut Capitol by taking a tour of it.
  8. Ride on the Bushnell Park Carousel.
  9. Smoke hookah at the Fire & Coal Hookah Café.
  10. Go on an immersive haunted shopping experience at the Curioporium.
  11. Watch a film at Real Art Ways.
  12. Check out over 50,000 American, European & contemporary works of art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
  13. Have a tea party at Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe.
  14. Smoke a cigar in The Penthouse Cigar Lounge.
  15. See the marking of the site of where the Isle of Safety once stood.
  16. Visit the original seat of the state legislature at Connecticut’s Old State House.
  17. Tour the Butler-McCook House which is Hartford’s oldest house.
  18. Snap a photo by the Calder Stegosaurus.
  19. Watch a soccer game at Trinity Health Stadium.
  20. Learn about the day the clowns cried at the Circus Horror Memorial.
  21. Admire the stained glass windows at Cathedral of Saint Joseph.
  22. Explore the exterior of an Abandoned Comet Diner.
  23. Go for a dip in the pools at Colt Park.
  24. Check out the Colonial America Tavern Signs Collection at the Connecticut Historical Society.
  25. Attempt the Bearwich BBQ Sandwich Challenge at Bear’s BBQ.
  26. Visit the Statue of Rover a tribute to a loyal dog who waited outside a hospital for his owner to come back. 
  27. See an actual piece of the moon at the Connecticut Science Center.
  28. Watch a movie at Apple Cinemas Xtreme.
  29. Bowl at Ducks on the Ave.
  30. Ice skate at the Winterfest Hartford Rink.
  31. Try to find Little River Restoratives a speakeasy bar.
  32. Stop by the Site of the First Public Payphone.
  33. Do a spirit tasting at Hartford Flavor Company.
  34. Play disc golf at Keney Park Disc Golf Course.
  35. Find the Flood 1936 Marker a tiny memorial for the year the Connecticut River almost destroyed New England. 
  36. Ride a horse at EHI Equestrian & Therapeutic Center.
  37. Skateboard at Heaven Skatepark.
  38. Learn to pole dance at Pole Control Studios.
  39. Take a yoga lesson at Hartford Sweat.
  40. Visit the Statue of Jack the Pardoned Turkey a tribute to the first instance of an American president pardoning a turkey.  
  41. Listen to live music at Infinity Music Hall.
  42. Watch a baseball game at Dunkin’ Park.
  43. Eat your way through Parkville Market.
  44. Golf at Goodwin Park Golf Course.
  45. Take an improv class at Sea Tea Improv Studios.

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