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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06877
Larry Aldrich purchased the historic building to contain his growing collection of art in 1964. The building was nicknamed "Old Hundred" because it served as a grocery and hardware store from 1783 to 1883 and as Ridgefield's first post office.

Barnum Museum

Barnum Museum
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06604
The Barnum Museum is a museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It has an extensive collection related to P. T. Barnum and the history of Bridgeport.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06903
The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford, Connecticut contains 93 acres of parkland, gardens, landscapes, and hiking trails that focus on the regional plants, ecology and character of Southwestern New England.

Beardsley Zoological Gardens

Beardsley Zoological Gardens
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06610
Beardsley is the only zoo in the state of Connecticut. It's exhibits include a South American rain forest with a free-flight aviary, a walk through prairie dog exhibit, and a petting zoo called "The New England Farmyard."

Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06610
ridgeport Hospital is a not-for-profit general medical and surgical hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a member of Yale New Haven Health System and affiliated with Yale School of Medicine.

Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States. It was conceived by the Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-1850s at a time when the need for open public spaces was just starting to be recognized.

Colt Armory

Colt Armory
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06106
The Colt Armory is a historic factory complex for the manufacture of firearms, created by Samuel Colt. It is located in Hartford, Connecticut along the Connecticut River.

Connecticut Historical Society

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the official statewide historical society of Connecticut. Established in Hartford in 1825, the CHS is one of the oldest historical societies in the US.

Connecticut Science Center

Connecticut Science Center
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
The Connecticut Science Center, designed by C├ęsar Pelli & Associates, opened on June 12, 2009.

Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut State Capitol
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06106
The Connecticut State Capitol houses the State Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, and several legislative leaders.

Cove Island

Cove Island
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06902
Cove Island Park is an 83-acre park, beach and recreation area in the Cove section of Stamford, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound.

Gillette Castle State Park

Gillette Castle State Park
East Haddam, Connecticut, 06423
Gillette Castle State Park straddles the towns of East Haddam and Lyme. The castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage.

Goodspeed Opera House

Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, 06423
The Opera House was originally built by a local merchant and banker, William Goodspeed. The theater itself is actually located on the top two floors of the building making for interesting and sometimes difficult scenery and show load-ins.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that was once the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Hoyt-Barnum House

Hoyt-Barnum House
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06903
The Hoyt-Barnum House in Stamford, Connecticut, is a Cape Cod cottage style house that was built around 1699 and is the oldest extant house in the city of Stamford.

Klein Memorial Auditorium

Klein Memorial Auditorium
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06605
The Klein Memorial Auditorium is a 1400-seat proscenium theater located in Bridgeport, CT.

Lake Compounce Amusement Park

Lake Compounce Amusement Park
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06010
Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce Amusement Park is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States. The amusement park also has a beach and a waterpark which can be enjoyed by guests for no extra charge.

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain House
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) from 1874 to 1891. The author wrote several of his famous books here including Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Mianus River Park

Mianus River Park
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06902
Mianus River State Park, which straddles the border of Stamford and Greenwich, encompasses 391 acres and comprises Treetops (94 acres), Mianus River Park, and the Mianus River and Natural Park (110 acres owned by the Town of Greenwich).

Mill River Park

Mill River Park
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06901
Mill River Park is 12-acre urban park located in Stamford, Connecticut which separates Downtown from the West Side.

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, 06355
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats, and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-c

New England Air Museum

New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 06096
The New England Air Museum (NEAM) is an aerospace museum located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The museum consists of three display hangars and has additional storage-only hangars.

Old State House

Old State House
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
Completed in 1796, the building was the state capitol until 1878. Exhibits focus on the history of Hartford and important events in Connecticut history.. The third floor of the building houses the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Pleasure Beach is the Bridgeport portion of a Connecticut barrier beach that extends 2.5 miles (4 km) westerly from Point No Point (the portion in the adjoining town of Stratford is known as Long Beach).

Seaside Park

Seaside Park
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06604
Seaside Park, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) long crescent-shaped park bordering Bridgeport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Black Rock Harbor. The park lies within Bridgeport's South End neighborhood.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06106
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford, Connecticut, honors the 4,000 Hartford citizens who served in the American Civil War, including 400 who died for the Union cause.

St. Augustine Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06604
St. Augustine Cathedral, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

St. Vincent's Medical Center

St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06606
St. Vincent's Medical Center is a 473-bed tertiary care Catholic hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It caters to a large population in Southern Connecticut and provides comprehensive and advanced medical services.

Stamford Harbor Ledge Lighthouse

Stamford Harbor Ledge Lighthouse
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Stamford Harbor Ledge Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Connecticut, United States, on Chatham Rock off of Stamford, Connecticut.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford, Connecticut, 06903
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, located in Stamford, Connecticut, is an art, history, nature, and agricultural sciences museum. The property covers 118 acres beginning about half a mile north of the Merritt Parkway.

Stamford Old Town Hall

Stamford Old Town Hall
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06901
The Old Town Hall is located in the Downtown section of Stamford, Connecticut. It is located at the southwest corner of Main and Atlantic Streets, occupying a portion of a triangular block bounded on the south by Bank Street.

TD Banknorth Sports Center

TD Banknorth Sports Center
Hamden, Connecticut
Quinnipiac University's state-of-the-art sports center opened on January 27, 2007. It consists of two arenas, one for basketball and the other for ice hockey. The building was one of the first constructed for the York Hill Campus.

Tongue Point Light

Tongue Point Light
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Tongue Point Light Lighthouse, also known as Bridgeport Breakwater or Bug Light, is a lighthouse on the west side of the Bridgeport Harbor entrance, in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, New London County, Connecticut, 06320
The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the smallest of the five federal service academies. The academy provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of eight major fields of study. It was established in 1876.

University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06604
The University of Bridgeport is a private university in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The university is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Wadsworth Atheneum

Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
Founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, the Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. The main building looks like a castle.

Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520
This famous and prestigious university was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School. It is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the Ivy League.

Connecticut

Connecticut State Flag
Postal Code: CT
Capital City: Hartford
Became a State:
Population: 3,590,886*
Area: 5,543.41 miles2 (14,357.45 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Most Popular Connecticut Landmarks

  1. Connecticut State Capitol
  2. Mark Twain House
  3. Yale University
  4. Gillette Castle State Park
  5. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  6. Lake Compounce Amusement Park
  7. Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  8. Old State House
  9. Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  10. Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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