Central Connecticut Trip Planner
Welcome to Central Connecticut!
The beauty of Central Connecticut will inspire any visitor. Literary greats Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe both resided in Hartford, the capital of Connecticut and the largest city in the area. Mark Twain House is a gothic mansion open to visitors, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center features her restored home and library. The Science Center of Connecticut is also found in Hartford and features live animals, hands-on exhibits and more. Bushnell Park is known for it's carousel, a restored 1914 ride that welcomes visiting riders. In West Hartford, the National Theatre for the Deaf features productions performed with the aid of American Sign Language as well as spoken word performances. Architecture fans will also enjoy a trip to Hatheway House in Enfield, one of the largest 18th-century homes in the state. Nature lovers will appreciate the Harry Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol. This 70-acre park of field and forest features nature trails and an interpretive center.