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It may well be known as the home of corporate America, but there’s plenty of fun to be enjoyed in Hartford too – especially with its many tours and sightseeing opportunities. Connecticut’s capital is brimming with cultural delights, from the Mark Twain Museum to the Wadsworth Atheneum – the oldest free public museum in the States. Get out and about to see the best this city has to offer with deals that save you big on days out.

Hartford Sightseeing and Tours Reviews

Had a great time! Our driver was super friendly & the breweries were delicious!

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We did this as a family of three adults and had a great time. Learned a bit about the city and did lots of walking. A good way to get out and do something different.

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Super fun! We learned a few new things about our city too!

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Pro Tip: For decades after the Civil War, Hartford was the center of wealth in the US. As such, it has retained an air of 19th-century atmosphere and architecture. Ensure you embark on a walking tour in the city to give yourself the chance to look up at some of the finest old buildings you’ll find anywhere in the States.


 


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Sightseeing and Tours in Hartford: Frequently Asked Questions

Tours in Hartford take you to every corner of the city, from its museums and nods to a literary past, to a wealth of parks and green spaces. Before you reserve your next trip, make sure you know what to expect with our handy answers to your most frequently asked questions. For any other information, check out the Groupon Manual.

What is there to see in Hartford?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Hartford. Whether you want to walk back through time and explore one of the country's oldest cities, or just want to have a wander through some of the most picturesque parks around, there are companies offering many kinds of Hartford tours.

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There are lots of things to do for families – as well as kids' activities.

  • You can dip into the city's not insignificant contributions to the world of literature with a visit to the homes of 19th-century authors Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher.
  • Alternatively, step into something altogether more futuristic at the Connecticut Science Center – it's packed with fantastic exhibits the kids will love.

How much are boat tours in Hartford?

There are few ways to get a better view of Hartford than from the River Connecticut. Set sail on a boat tour and watch the buzz of the city from afar, drinking in its heady mix of the modern corporate world with a time long since passed. These tours will typically cost you upwards of $50 per person.

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You'll find the price can change quite significantly. However, based on the nature of the tour, . Ssome operators offer extras, including meals and drinks, while others host themed murder mystery nights to give your excursion that little extra boost.

What are the best tours in Hartford?

There's nothing quite like exploring the city at your own pace, which is why some of the best Hartford tours are self-guided.

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  • Scavenger hunts offer a fun way to explore Hartford, allowing you to find new things that bring the city to life.
  • Hartford Flavor Company provides a tour of its production and tasting rooms, where you can see what goes into making the finest botanical liqueurs in Connecticut.
  • Connecticut Beer Tours let you explore some of the best local breweries in and around the city, sampling craft beers as you go.

Are there any family-friendly Hartford attractions?

If you're looking to entertain the kids, the good news is there are plenty of attractions in Hartford to keep them occupied, including Bushnell Park and Riverside Park, where they can burn off some energy.

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However, the prime family activity in the city is the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford's top science museum, where the kids can get up close and personal with some of modern science's greatest inventions. Watch as they learn more about robotics and get to grips with some of the greatest mysteries in the universe.


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