Hartford County

Welcome To Hartford County, Connecticut

Welcome to Hartford County, Connecticut.  This area is in the north central part of the state and borders Massachusetts.  It is the second most populated county in CT.  Frequently referred to as the insurance capital, there are several insurance head quarters located in this area.


Founded as one of Connecticut’s four original counties in 1666, Hartford County covers approximately 750 square miles in the northern-Central part of the state. The City of Hartford is the county seat of Hartford County and the capital of Connecticut.

Things to check out

1. The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens and his family from 1874 to 1891. It was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter and built in the American High Gothic style. Clemens biographer Justin Kaplan has called it “part steamboat, part medieval fortress and part cuckoo clock.” Clemens wrote many of his best-known works while living there, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Tramp Abroad, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.


2. Bushnell Park Carousel


Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States. It was conceived by the Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-1850s at a time when the need for open public spaces was just starting to be recognized. Today the park comprises 50 acres of green space, and is visited by over one million people each year. 


3. Connecticut Science Center


The Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story museum located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut designed by César Pelli & Associates, which opened on June 12, 2009. The building measures a total of 154,000 square feet, including 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, visuals, tactile components, programs, and live demonstrations.


4. Dunkin Donuts Park


Dunkin’ Donuts Park is a 6,121-seat baseball park in Hartford, Connecticut. It is the home field of the Hartford Yard Goats of the Eastern League. The stadium has a total capacity of 6,850 people, including standing room. An affordable, fun adventure for fans of all ages and very engaging for young families.


5. The Hartford Stage


Regional theater in a 489-seat space staging classic & innovative plays, musicals & more.


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