Sightseeing in Plainfield

10-Hour Shark-Cage-Diving Experience for One or Two from Snappa Charters (Up to 25% Off)

Snappa Charters

South Kingstown

$250 $189

Divers sail out up to 50 mi. from shore before hopping into an anodized-aluminum-pipe cage for the chance to see blue and mako sharks

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Providence

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

John Brown House Museum Visit for Two or Four from Rhode Island Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House Museum

$20 $11

Museum examines early US social and cultural history in the 18th-century home of John Brown, an important figure in early America

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum (50% Off)

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Nantucket

$12 $6

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Explore famous shipwrecks and rescue attempts, learn about life-saving tools and techniques, and celebrate the bravery of locals

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 70% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $16

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

$40 for 2.5-Hour Lighthouse Tour for Two with Parking at Conanicut Marine Services ($70 Value)

Conanicut Marine Services

Jamestown

$70 $40

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown's area lighthouses where they can hop on and off at each of many locations

One-Hour Weekday or Weekend Harbor Tour for Two from Oldport Marine Harbor Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours

Newport

$36 $18

Coast Guard–certified captains lead tours down the pristine Newport shoreline, complete with famous sites and tales about the city’s history

Olde Town Ghost Walk Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of Newport (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of Newport

Newport

$40 $20

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Guests walk by lantern light through one of the nation's oldest colonial districts, home to haunted 17th-century buildings and cemeteries

$15 for Golden to Gilded or Discover Colonial Newport Tour for Two from Newport History Tours ($15 Value)

Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

$55 for a Newport Mansions Family Membership from Preservation Society of Newport County ($90 Value)

Preservation Society of Newport County

Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Take the household on tours of the historic mansions of some of the nation's most important families with year-long museum membership

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

Admission for Two to Ghoulie Manor (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ghoulie Manor

Silver City Galleria Mall

$38 $19

Wander through the haunted manor's creepy rooms, including a bedroom filled with dead-eyed dolls, an abandoned library, and a family crypt

Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

$18 $11

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More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

Select Local Merchants

Longtime resident of northeastern Connecticut, Carly Martin founded Silver Circle in 2008 with the belief that art is the glue that keeps communities together, granting local artists a space to exhibit their masterworks, hosting classes for aspiring Picassos to hone their craft, and providing a venue for jewelry makers to sell their crafts. The original pieces in Martin's gallery––which have included works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and George Chaplin––rotate on a four- to six-week schedule, and featured exhibits can be viewed in the main hall every Tuesday through Sunday, or through an enchanted mirror on Monday. Rather than having a decorative mindset while choosing the pieces for the gallery, Martin takes a more spontaneous approach, telling the Putnam Villager, “We don't concern ourselves with 'matching'... If a piece of artwork speaks to us, it can change our whole space and add energy and interest in unexpected ways. Art truly breathes life into a home.”

75 Main St
Putnam,
CT
US

Inside a neo-Romanesque building on the Norwich Free Academy campus, Slater Memorial Museum traces local and world history with an extensive art collection. More than 150 plaster casts of classical and Renaissance sculpture tower above basketry, ceremonial masks, and leatherwork from African artisans, as well as artifacts from Mesopotamia and Persia. Saving space for those from North American shores, the museum also displays work from 19th-century Norwich artists, such as Denison Crocker and John Trumbull, plus pieces from 20th-century Connecticut artists, such as Ozias Dodge and Charlotte Fuller Eastman. The galleries host annual rotating exhibitions and events. Visitors courting their own muse can craft metal art and jewelry at adult art classes, and kid artistes sample a range of disciplines from printmaking and watercolors.

108 Crescent St
Norwich,
CT
US

Within a 308,000-square-foot complex run by the government of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation lies the keys to unlock 20,000 years of Native American history. Atop a 185-foot tower made from stone and glass, visitors drink in views of the region before heading back downstairs to visit the exhibits. Life-size, walk-through dioramas and live performances tell stories via interactive means, and two libraries keep archival materials that are perusable by children and adults. In addition to the permanent exhibits, special events take place throughout the year from harvest festivals to beading circles.

110 Pequot Trl
Mashantucket,
CT
US

The fresh breezes that buffet Mystic's shoreline probably feel much the same as they did 150 years ago, so it's a fitting place to find America's nautical history resurrected. Called Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, includes 19 acres of exhibition space. In addition to the museum proper, the complex hosts a recreated 19th-century sea-faring village, a working shipyard, and extensive gardens that blanket the grounds. Live museum staff lead demonstrations and performances throughout, even welcoming guests aboard the National Historic Landmark vessels moored in port. On Wednesdays through Mondays, captains take visitors out on the water in a coal-fired steamboat to experience the river and town from a different angle. They also rent out their small boats seasonally, to visitors who can comfortably handle being in charge of a boat. When tired of ship studying and naval gazing, guests can head to the Treworgy Planetarium and turn their eyes to the stars, learning how to chart courses in the manner of ancient captains, modern astronauts, and late-night deliverymen.

75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic,
CT
US

At the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, kids can build skyscrapers out of giant foam blocks, experience flight with a small zipline, and learn about cultures on other continents in a global village. Apart from the sciences, the exhibits also focus on the arts and health, whereas two outdoor play places make it easy to burn off energy with a climbing wall and tree house. The 5,000-square-foot museum has everything children need to explore, leaving them only limited by the power of their imaginations.

409 Main St
Niantic,
CT
US

In 2006, friends Mike and Courtney—independent researcher for the historical society and ghost tour guide, respectively—drew up a unique business plan to spook Providence locals and tourists alike with fact-based ghost tours. Their combined interests in the paranormal and knack for research led them to pillage the minds of staff members and records at the Providence Historical Society, the public library, and the Rhode Island State Archives for accounts of abnormal and violent events. They dug through old files and microforms of oft-forgotten morbid events—including murders, suicides, and fires—gathering facts to present objective stories about real people. Once they’d crammed their skeptical minds with grim and gloomy facts, the tours were ready to begin. Today, these truthful and skeptical accounts of paranormal activity chill the spines of tourists and terrified library books as guides lead walking tours, lit by lantern, through centuries-old Providence streets. Since its inception, Providence Ghost Tour has been counted among TripAdvisor's top 10 ghost tours in America, and was featured on an overnight paranormal investigation with Syfy's Ghost Hunters frontmen, Brian Harnois and Keith Johnson.

60 Congdon Street
Providence,
RI
US