THINGS TO DO AROUND TOWN
Within 15 miles…
Nathan Hale Homestead:
Coventry, built by the father of the patriot, dates back to 1776
Benton Homestead: Tolland, ghost house and Revolutionary War prison.
University of Connecticut (UCONN): Storrs, horse and cow barns, greenhouse, ice-cream shop and home of the UCONN Huskies NCAA basketball champs! LOTS of stuff to see and do.
Within 30-50 miles…
State Capitol, State House: Hartford, Capitol dates back to 1879, house to 1796.
Elizabeth Park: Hartford, features 900 types of roses!
Mark Twain and Harriett Beecher Stowe Houses: Hartford, where Twain lived while writing Huckleberry Finn and where Mrs. Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) lived until her death.
Dinosaur State Park: Rocky Hill, hundreds of tracks and you can make your own plaster casts to take home!
Old Sturbridge Village: Sturbridge, Mass, a working 1800’s village.
Connecticut Electric Railway Trolley Museum: Warehouse Point, trolleys date to 1892, 3 miles of rides.
Lutz Junior Museum: Manchester, encourages children to touch and participate in the exhibits.
Children’s Museum of Hartford: West Hartford, features aquarium and a planetarium!
Bradley Air Museum: Windsor Locks, planes date back to pre-WWII (Very cool place!)
Roseland Cottage and Gardens Museum: Woodstock, the Pink House, restored
Victorian era home, 1850’s
Gillette’s Castle State Park: Hadlyme, fieldstone castle built 1919, features boat ride. Awesome castle tour, take the Essex Valley Railroad, connect to the ferry and see the whole thing…great hiking trails leading along the Connecticut River, too!
Mystic Seaport: Mystic, a working 19th century fishing village
Foxwoods Casino: Ledyard, phone 885-3000, gambling and entertainment
September 8-10 – Flea Market Weekend. If you like flea markets come
attend the town of Willington’s Flea Market at the town square.
Mashantaucket Pequot Museum: Route 2, Ledyard. Native American museum, store and restaurant, 800-411-9671
Mohegan Sun Casino: Uncasville, 860-848-5682, gambling and entertainment.