Cruising into Connecticut’s colorful past
Connecticut’s Fairfield Country is a window into the past for travelers eager to learn about New England’s history.
A list of notable museums begins with the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, home of the world-famous circus impresario of the 19th century. The renovated 1909 Bijou Theatre is a multi–functional venue hosting a variety of events. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is a world-class institution highlighting the arts, science, and natural science.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers visitors 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species and Connecticut's largest IMAX Theatre. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, a 62-room architectural attraction is touted as one of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire-style country houses in the U.S.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a science and nature attraction that encompasses 80 acres of nature trails, Heckscher Farm, Edith and Robert Graham Otter Pond, art galleries, and planetarium. This Center includes the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
Weir Farm National Historic Site was home to three generations of artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art. The 60-acre park includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond.
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