10. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Located at Yale University in New Haven, this amazing library is sure to entertain all bookworms and history buffs. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library hosts irreplaceable artifacts, but it is probably best known for its unique translucent marble-paneled walls.
9. Pick Your Own Produce at Jones Family Farms
8. CT Beer Trail Bus Tour
Who wouldn’t want to take a road trip to five different local breweries? For maximum convenience and safety, the bus tours will actually pick you up at your house, so you don’t have to drive after you’ve tried all of those craft beers. Make sure you book tickets in advance because the tours tend to sell out.
7. Bear Mountain
6. Gillette Castle
Located in the state park of the same name, this medieval-style castle was originally the home of William Gillette, an actor best known for the role of Sherlock Holmes. Known for being eccentric, the performer designed the house to be unusual, which adds to its widespread appeal.
5. Mark Twain House
While the famous novelist lived many places throughout his life, there was a seventeen-year period during which Mark Twain called Hartford, Connecticut, home. Some of his best-known works were written during his time here, including The Prince and the Pauper and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
4. Mystic Seaport
The largest maritime museum in the world, Mystic Seaport offers a vast overview of the history of sailing. The estate holds many iconic ships, four of which have been declared national historic landmarks.