1330 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 563-2311
Fax: (860) 529-2974
Built in 1752, the Joseph Webb House is a historic Georgian-style house in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Joseph Webb, a renowned and successful merchant built this home post his marriage to Mehitabel Nott in 1749. It was the venue of a vital five-day military conference that was held during the American Revolutionary War. The house has an enormous history. After Joseph sold it in 1790, it was purchased by a group of entrepreneurs to start off a library. Further, it underwent extensive refurbishment and Wallace Nutting installed painted murals to open it as a sales area and studio. A visit is a great deal of a historic experience.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield is a collection of 18th-century homes that are National Historic Landmarks. The Webb House was built in 1752 and its claim to fame is as a resting place of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Deane House was built for an American diplomat to France's family during the War. Visits are only available from May 1 to October 31; however, there are special weekend hours in April and November. Call ahead for varying dates.
One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America, the year-round Dinosaur State Park features "an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago." The Exhibit Center is surrounded by more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, which contains more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Located near the Connecticut River, adjacent to the 48-acre Earle Park; the Center's main focus is to "promote awareness of the Connecticut River ecosystem, the birds and habitats it supports and foster their preservation through education and related activities." The Center's 4,000-square-foot facility includes hands-on exhibits, wildlife mounts, small live animals, a diorama of Connecticut River�s Great Meadow, interpretive natural history exhibits and more.
Hartford's Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Connecticut's most notable residents. This 227-acre (92-hectare) cemetery has been open since 1864 and is one of the region's finest examples of rural cemetery architecture and landscaping. Some of the most notable residents interred here are J.P. Morgan and Katharine Hepburn. There are frequent tours of the cemetery grounds, so be sure to check out their website for the latest information.
Enjoy yourself viewing a 40 foot monument that depicts in bronze and granite the sacrifice and courage displayed by Americans in one of the greatest battles in history.
Visit this beautiful restored Colonial home and enjoy the stunning antiques and period decor.
Home of the Episcopal Diocese for the State of Connecticut, this beautifully restored church is one of the oldest Gothic churches in the nations and features the work of many distinguished architects and artisans. Tours are available.
A small liberal arts school, the 100-acre (40-hectare) campus of Trinity College is a gorgeous reminder of British institutions of higher learning. With Gothic architecture, ample green areas for walking, and several "Quads" for gatherings, Trinity is entirely enclosed with no public streets, just tree-lined pathways that seclude it from the downtown area. Moviegoers will no doubt enjoy the Cinestudio art house cinema on campus (although no longer part of the College) which shows old movies and hosts film festivals, such as Eyeball and the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Spread over about 18 acres (7.28 hectares) of land in the South Green neighborhood of Hartford, is the Hartford Botanical Garden. After a fund raising event in 2006, the garden's design was proposed. Located near the Armsmear mansion, the Hartford Botanical Garden makes for an interesting visit.
Mix of music, theater, dance and visual arts featuring guest artists, faculty and students. Events are presented during the academic year from September through April
The Amos Bull House is the oldest of its kind in Hartford and was the first structure in the state to be added on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 18th Century, this brick building is located behind the Butler-McCook House & Garden. Renovated and owned by Connecticut Landmarks, it is spread across 5,500 square feet (510.97 square meters) and features 12 rooms. It was a dry good store and house initially and went on to be used for various other commercial purposes. It is an important landmark in the city and now a vital repository with an impressive collection of photographs and archives. It is also the base of Connecticut Landmarks.