So where is Hartford and
why are Connecticutites called Nutmeggers?
Hartford is the Capital of Connecticut, which is one of the original thirteen colonies. There are the signatures of four delegates from Connecticut on the Declaration of Independence.
Hartford has a fascinating history, including being the richest city in the country for several decades after the civil war. You can read more from Wikipedia here.
Hartford has river walks, gardens, museums, the old state house, our beautiful state capital building and the Connecticut Science Center. You can visit Mark Twain's home, where he did much of his writing. His neighbor was Harriet Beecher Stowe.
NEECSO Team members have arranged some tours of Hartford highlights.
Thursday May 2. 1:15. Connecticut State Capitol
Our guided tour will begin at the west entrance of the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Avenue.
Free parking on the first level of the LOB parking garage. Tour takes 1 hour.
Meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45 to car-pool or to follow.
Friday. May 3 2:00. Old State House 800 Main Street
Meet in the hotel lobby at 1:45 and we will walk the half-mile to this 1796 Federal style building that is the nations oldest statehouse.
The tour takes 1 hour . Admission is $6.00 .
Then we will walk to Constitution Plaza and Mortensen Plaza to view the Connecticut River waterfront, weather permitting.
Saturday May 4. 10:00. Mark Twain House and Museum 351 Farmington Avenue ( 2 miles west of the hotel)
Meet in the hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m. to car-pool or to follow.
Admission is $20.00 , $18.00 seniors.
One of the top 10 historic houses in the world, this 3 story 19 room Victorian Gothic house was home to author Samuel Clemens and his family from 1874-1891.
Guided tour takes 1 hour . Allow extra time to view the museum and gift shop.