Sightseeing in East Hartford


Cape Ann Whale Watch: $29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

$29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

$48 $29

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Lutz Children's Museum: $15 for General Admission for Four at Lutz Children’s Museum ($28 Value)

$15 for General Admission for Four at Lutz Children’s Museum ($28 Value)

Lutz Children's Museum

Manchester

Children of all ages can experience cultural, historical, and natural-science displays that offer interactive exhibits and programs

$28 $15

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The Mark Twain House and Museum: Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 49% Off)

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 49% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Hartford

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

$38 $20

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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch: Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

$48 $29

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KidsPlay Children's Museum: KidsPlay Children's Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 38% Off)

KidsPlay Children's Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 38% Off)

KidsPlay Children's Museum

Torrington

Museum’s hands-on activities include pretend grocery store, and enclosing yourself in a giant bubble

$10 $6.50

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New York Helicopter: Liberty Tour, Central Park Tour, or Grand Helicopter Tour from New York Helicopter (Up to 40% Off)

Liberty Tour, Central Park Tour, or Grand Helicopter Tour from New York Helicopter (Up to 40% Off)

New York Helicopter

Financial District

Spend 15 to 25 minutes soaring over New York City on tours that pass the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Yankee Stadium

$169 $119

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The Crush Club: Winery Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses and Complimentary Tastings (Up to 50% Off)

Winery Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses and Complimentary Tastings (Up to 50% Off)

The Crush Club

Wallingford

Learn about the winemaking process and sample a variety of wines

$60 $30

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Ghosts of New Haven: $12 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

$12 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

Ghosts of New Haven

Downtown

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

$25 $12

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Pub Crawl: Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four from Pub Crawls (80% Off)

Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four from Pub Crawls (80% Off)

Pub Crawl

Hartford

Three-day pub crawl celebrates Halloween with amazing costumes and specials on domestic beers and well cocktails

$50 $10

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center: Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 42% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 42% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

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

$20 $12

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Paint Craze: Two-Hour Canvas Painting Class for One or Two People at Paint Craze (Up to 34% Off)

Two-Hour Canvas Painting Class for One or Two People at Paint Craze (Up to 34% Off)

Paint Craze

Longmeadow

Passionate artists teach you how to paint specifically for a canvas in a fun, social setting

$35 $25

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

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

The Barnes Museum

Southington

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

$10 $6

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

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

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

$14 $7

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Mattatuck Museum: MATT by Night Event for Two, or Museum Visit for Two Adults at Mattatuck Museum (Up to 37% Off)

MATT by Night Event for Two, or Museum Visit for Two Adults at Mattatuck Museum (Up to 37% Off)

Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury

Cultural history comes alive through exhibitions and programs; after-hours event features food, a bar, live music, and artistic activities

$30 $19

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Jazzmen Music And Gallery: $38 for $75 Worth of Gallery Visits — Jazzmen Music and Gallery

$38 for $75 Worth of Gallery Visits — Jazzmen Music and Gallery

Jazzmen Music And Gallery

West Hartford

From the merchant: Jazzmen Music and Gallery allows you to choose from a variety of Local Artisan Art that is unique to the eye

$75 $38

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  • Liberty Bell Museum
    Liberty Bell Museum in East Hartford is a great destination for a rainy day whether you're an art enthusiast or just starting out. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1068 Tolland St
    East Hartford, CT US
  • Fyler House
    Looking for a reputable museum? Fyler House in Windsor is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting unique works of art. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    96 Palisado Ave
    Windsor, CT US
  • Airplane Art by Stenberg
    Spend time in South Windsor with the beautiful pieces of art and culture at Airplane Art by Stenberg's museum. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    154 Cornerstone Dr
    South Windsor, CT US
  • Connecticut Science Center
    Today, science lets children as young as 7 years old stand in the eye of a hurricane and fly over the surface of Mars—at least at the Connecticut Science Center. The multi-sensory center encourages all ages to explore the exciting side of natural and man-made phenomena. Whether they're braving gale-force winds in the hurricane simulator or engaging with exotic critters in the live animal touch tanks, visitors play an active role in the Science Center's more than 165 hands-on exhibits. In the Sight and Sound Experience, adventurers feel sound vibrations, experiment with lasers and movement, and hear light, whereas Planet Earth encourages them to probe for fossils in a real seabed core. Exploring Space journeys outside the atmosphere with moon rocks and an up-close visit to a black hole, before Invention Dimension, which features LEGOs, returns to Earth so that fledgling engineers can build their own Rube Goldberg machine without calculating the effects of zero gravity. Recently, the Science Center welcomed its newest resident: a sound-equipped animatronic dilophosaurus, whose reptilian movements and noises recreate the goosebumps felt during the species' starring role in Jurassic Park. Robotics also plays a central role in Forces in Motion, which introduces the fundamentals of engineering and design by letting visitors challenge a robot to a game of basketball. The Science Center's dedication to machine life also extends to its programs with a summer teen robotics program and camps during school vacations. Beyond the permanent exhibits, the museum is also a frequent stop for headline-grabbing traveling exhibits from around the country; with multiple exhibits coming through every year, no visit is likely to be the same as the last. The Science Center also houses learning areas suited to even smaller guests: in KidSpace, ages 3–6 splash in a water play area, partake in story time, experiment with a wall of magnetic balls, and test their object recognition in searching activities designed by I Spy author Walter Wick. Other child-friendly areas include Critter Corner, Lunar Lander and Tiny Town - the latter consisting of giant foam building blocks. Beyond the exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater screens science-focused films, and four educational labs host special programs such as summer exploration camps and professional development for educators. An on-site Subway restaurant, meanwhile, keeps visitors fueled. All of this academic adventure unfolds in the Science Center's sleek building, which honors its green architecture with a rooftop garden boasting panoramic views of Hartford.
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    250 Columbus Blvd
    Hartford, CT US
  • The Mark Twain House and Museum - G1
    Samuel Clemens lived a life so full that it encompassed two names. He was a riverboat pilot, a silver prospector, and a newspaperman—and it was in this last trade that he first used the name under which he would author some of America's greatest fiction: Mark Twain. In works such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court­ Twain cast a wry spotlight on the political and industrial changes of the 19th century, from westward expansion to the end of slavery to the birth of ground-breaking technology such as the mustache comb. In much the same way, the very space where Twain wrote—the Hartford home where his family lived from 1874 to 1891—illuminates the times as well as the personal life of the man behind the letters. These days, that home is a National Historic Landmark that serves as half of The Mark Twain House and Museum. Comprised of 25 rooms, including a glass conservatory and grand library, it has been open to the public since its 100th anniversary in 1974. Inside, visitors explore not only the billiard room where Twain penned novels such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also nearly 16,000 Twain-related artifacts, such as his last pair of spectacles and photos of his daughters putting on plays. Even more objects and information fill the nearby LEED-certified museum, where rotating exhibits focus on subjects such as the Twain family's servants.
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    351 Farmington Ave.
    Hartford, CT US
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    "Her words changed the world," reads the website for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. "What will you do?" As the author of the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe's moving prose helped expose the brutal reality of slavery in the United States. Today, her family home still stands in honor of her memory, welcoming guests as a museum and historic site. Visitors step into the past via the front door, stopping by the front parlor to see where the Stowes gathered to take tea, play games, and debate the pressing issues of the day. The ground floor also houses some of the Stowes' original furnishings, including a dining room table and Harriet's own oil and watercolor paintings. The second floor offers a more personal look at the author's day-to-day life through touches such as her hand-painted furniture, as well as a terrarium that reflected her love of nature. Guided tours can provide further insight into the life of a woman who, in a time period marked by prejudice and turmoil, nevertheless spoke in favor of equality and change.
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    77 Forest St
    Hartford, CT US

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