Connecticut town info–Hartford, CT

hartford, ct town info

Shortly before his death, Samuel Clemens (whom most know by his pen name Mark Twain) wrote “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.”  He loved this beautiful town so much that he moved there in 1874.  That town:  Hartford, capital of Connecticut.

Two of the most influencial American writers found their home in Hartford.  As was just pointed out, Samuel Clemens was one, and the other, while a lot less prolific than Clemens, was no less important.  Indeed, upon meeting this author, legend says that President Abraham Lincoln said “so you are the little women who wrote the book that started this great war”; referring, of course, of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  Today you can visit the homes of Clemens and Stowe, as both are museums; more conveniently, the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center are neighbors, right next to each other.

Hartford itself is somewhat of an embodiment of the history of this great country.  It is the home to the country’s oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum.  Hartford can also boast the oldest public park in the nation, Bushnell Park, and the Hartford Courant is the oldest continuously run newspaper in the U.S.

Written in this town was the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut,” a document that would inspire the Connecticut Constitution, and in turn the Constitution of the United States.  No wonder Connecticut is known as “the Constitution State.”

The list of amazing sites to see in Hartford flows from that rich history and into a vibrant future.  Along with the historic Hartford Public Library (founded in 1774 and having over 500,000 holdings), you have the stunning new architecture of the Connecticut Science Center, which opened in 2009.  You have Trinity College, a liberal-arts institution that is second-oldest in the state (after Yale, of course), and the ever revitalized Constitution Plaza, home to the XL Center (go Whales!) and ever popular events like the holiday season’s Festival of Lights.

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We could go on and on, but you deserve to see for yourself.  Come down to our fine capital city, and if you’re looking to make a new home there, please feel free to contact us.

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