Connecticut
Hartford
Recommended
Hartford The Essential
Recommended
Rising beside the Connecticut River, Connecticut's state capitol bears the nickname "Insurance Capital of the Nation", thanks to the fact that the headquarters of several major insurance companies are located here. The downtown, revitalized during the past few decades, features spanking new shopping and business complexes, notably Constitution Plaza and the Civic Center. Beloved American author Mark Twain lived and worked in Hartford in the 19C; you can visit the house where he wrote several of his most successful works. Also well worth exploring is the excellent Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Hartford
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Founded in 1842, this formidable museum
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Mark Twain House
Mark Twain House
A memorial to the well-known author,
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Constitution Plaza
Constitution Plaza
The modern 12-acre plaza completed in
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Near the Mark Twain house stands a
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Connecticut State Capitol
Connecticut State Capitol
This array of turrets, finials, gables,
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Old State House
Old State House
This elegant Federal-style building
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