State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut
State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Connecticult Skyline
Things to Do
Things to Do
Compact City Center; Star Shuttle; Bushnell Park; Nice Suburbs
None that I saw in my brief visit
In a nutshell
Have I mentioned Mark Twain used to live there?
Christopher Columbus Statue
Like many American cities, there is tribute to Christopher Columbus, donated by Italian Americans. This is a fine eight foot tall full figure bronze created by Vincenzo Miserendino and dedicated on October 12, 1926. Nearby is one of the older congregations for the Christian...
Lafeyette Equestrian Statue
Adjacent to the Capitol grounds on Lafeyette Circle is an impressive bronze equestrian statue on a granite base dedicated to The Marquis de LaFayette, and important French ally during the American Revolutionary war. Originally dedicated in 1932, the bronze is from the work...
Capitol Grounds Memorial Statues
There are numerous memorials to veterans of wars as well as a tribute to a revolutionary figure, Thomas Knowlton, who at age 36 died in the midst of the war. Mortars from the Civil War battle of St. Petersburg grace one driveway entrance.
Capitol Building Details
Look closely at the building and you will find symbolic figures of various chapters in Connecticut history, as well as the many famous Connecticut founding fathers and revolutionary war figures. New figures are still being added on the south and west sides, including a...
Connecticut State Capitol Building
High on a knoll above Bushnell Park is the very impressive gold domed Connecticut State Capitol. The building houses the legislative and executive branches of the state government. The architecture of the domed building is from the combined efforts of James G. Batterson and...
The tall buildings downtown are hemmed in on the south and west by Bushnell Park, an extensive inner city park of lawn, trees, fountains, and statues. In winter, much of the lawn areas are covered by snow, and an ice rink is created near the indoor carousel.
Old State House
The original state house has been converted into a museum of oddities (see link), but the location downtown and the grounds that surround it are very impressive. The Old State House was built in 1972 and designed by Charles Bulfinch, so it is a post-American Revolution...
hartford baking co: Always Leave with Bread
Hartford Baking Co, makes its bread fresh everyday, has fresh baked goods, and one of the best cups of coffee in town. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and personable, and the restaurant itself is a great place to hang out - solo or with a group of friends.
USS Chowder Pot - Hartford and Branford, CT
The USS Chowder Pot is a great Connecticut seafood restaurant with locations in Hartford and along I-95 in Branford (about 10 miles east of New Haven). We stopped in the Branford location while driving from New Jersey to Rhode Island, as we had been driving for hours in bad...
Sweet Jane's Rock'n'Roll Eatery: Eat. Drink. Play.
This downtown bar/restaurant opened in the winter of 2006. It's nestled comfortably on the sometimes pedestrian only Pratt Street, close to the Civic Center (or whatever it's called now). You can find great better-than-pub style food, I heartily recommend the fried pickles....
Sully's Pub: Live Music Every Night
It's this tiny bar that has live music every night of the week. Sully's has a lot of good energy and an ecclectic mix of styles with an acoustic night every Monday and a hip-hop jam every Tuesday. There is a great pizza place next door so you won't have to go hungry or...
Ferry from Long Island
As our friends picked us up on Long Island the best option to get to Hartford/CT was to cross the Long Island Sound. We drove to Orient Point where we took the ferry to New London. Reservation is highly recommended although they run on a frequent schedule, every half hour or...
The Star Shuttle
In downtown Hartford, a visitor can easily get around on the free Star Shuttle. In its brochure, it says that it operates approximately every 12 minutes. The first time that I tried to catch it, though, I waited for 45 minutes at one of the stops with no luck! Later, though,...
Corn on the cob
Being a foodie myself I need to write a tip about local food, right? Probably not exactly 'local', more like 'American' in general, but for Germans quite new is the food with name "corn on the cob".Of course we had meals at our friends' home. On one of those we had green...
Apple Harvest Festival
Well, we simply called it "applefest", the pronounciation the same in English and German (Saxon Dialect, LOL).The best opportunity to get in contact with locals is always on local festivals IMO. Ok, we stayed with our friends, so that was even closer contact. However, since...
Hartford, a very dangerous place to visit
I lived in Hartford for many years, once in an apartment near Hartford Hospital, also an apartment just off of Park Street. My advice to anyone wanting to travel here is to stay away. 37 years ago when I used to work in downtown Hartford I was robbed while waiting to take...
Really I know you're just sharing opinions.but eh?
Ok, I know you guys are just sharing opinions,but you're making my hometown (City) look bad.If you don't like it here don't come.We don't need you anyways,our community is perfectly FINE.Considering you guys are all from rich and better town's (communities) because of what...
This mortar, a relic from the Civil War, was actually in use during the campaign in front of St. Petersburg 1864-65, thus called the "St. Petersburg Express". It is to find near the State Capitol, southeastern corner of the surrounding park.
Marquis de Lafayette was born at the castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, 6 Sept 1757 died in Paris 20 May 1834. He heard of the Declaration of Independence and right away was eager to go to America. It took him a while, but on 14 June 1777 he landed in the U.S. Lafayette was...
Come and watch the best women's college basketball team in the country, the lady UConn Huskies! During the fall and winter season each year, home games are scheduled at either the Hartford Civic Center downtown or Gampel Pavilion on the UConn campus out in Storrs, CT (about...
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