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Connecticut has several must-see tours and attractions to add to your vacation to-do list. Whether you want to experience what it’s like to live in a seafaring village from the 1800s or see some of the most cutting-edge architecture of the 20th-century, these tours offer a unique look into Connecticut’s rich history.
Dive deep into the maritime history of New England at Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea. Take a tour of a quaint 19th-century fishing village featuring over 60 historic buildings, then climb aboard classic wooden boats for a quintessential New England experience.
Architecture buffs will be in heaven at the Glass House in New Canaan. Designed by renowned architect Phillip Johnson, this spectacular home was his former residence. This masterpiece of minimalism is open between May 1st and November 30th.
Tour the Wadsworth Atheneum, one oldest public art museums in the country, in the heart of Downtown Hartford. See an impressive mix of modern and classical works.
With an impressive collection of sailing ships and boats, Mystic Seaport is located in Mystic, Connecticut.
Also known as Mystic Seaport: the Museum of America and the Sea, the site features over 60 historic buildings, complete with crafts and artifacts, transplanted to emulate a 19th-Century seafaring village.
Fans of marine history gather at Mystic Seaport to marvel at classic vessels like Annie, a sandbagger sloop, and Australia, a coasting schooner.
Visitors watch sailors work as they would have in the 19th-Century – singing sea shanties while they tie ropes and haul sails. One of the oldest of its kind in the country, the Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival is held at Mystic Seaport each June.
Make your travel plans for Connecticut and head for New Canaan, home to one of the state's can't-miss, must-see attractions – The Glass House. Found along Elm Street between Park Street and Grove Street, just two blocks north of Mead Memorial Park, the Glass House is a museum, and former residence of, Philip Johnson.
Constructed in 1949, the Glass House is a masterpiece of minimalist structure proportion. Open for tours between May 1st and November 30th, the Glass House is a premier attraction in the area, and a quick drive in from nearby Fairfield. Embark on any of the tours – the Glass House Tour is one hour, while the Glass House + Galleries Tour is two hours, and the Extended Tour is two and a half hours long.