Things to do in Connecticut
Many of the best things in Connecticut are free (well, excluding the cost of gas): the town greens of old New England villages like Guilford and Litchfield; the views of Long Island Sound and the smaller islands that dot it; the blaze of color when the leaves turn in the fall. Some other highlights include:
Yale University's art museums, New Haven. These, too, are free. The Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art are two of the few built works by the architect's architect, Louis Kahn. The collection of the Art Gallery ranges from antiquities to works from modern masters; the British Art Center has the largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom.
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford. The country's oldest art museum is especially strong in Impressionist and Hudson River School works.
Mark Twain House & Museum. Twain's home from 1874 to 1891, when he wrote many of his most famous works, has been restored as one of America's best house museums.
Mystic Seaport. The historic ships and 19th-century village where the Thames River meets Long Island Sound provide an engrossing overview of New England's nautical history.
Nearly all the furniture is sourced from Sweden.
Purveyor of custom stationery.
Don't miss the 250-foot waterfall.
An unlikely social hub in Litchfield County.
You’ll find Provençal table linens here.
The 25-year-old gallery shows works by regional artists such as printmaker Richard Ziemann.
Jazz music sets a retro tone for antique handbags, costume jewelry, and more in stylish Litchfield County.