Glastonbury is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, formally founded in 1693 with settlers first arriving in 1636. The town was named after Glastonbury in Somerset, England. Glastonbury is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Hartford. The town center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). The population was 34,427 at the 2010 census.
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4.5 based on 332 reviews
This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and concert facilities, is best known for its magnificent rose garden, with 800 varieties of roses.
What a lovely treasure in the middle of the city. Was such a treat to walk through it. We happened to be there in October when they had a lot of Halloween things up and that was really a bonus. Loved our time here!
4 based on 210 reviews
This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.
My wife and I visited Dinosaur State park near Rocky Hill, CT, during a tour of New England. We decided to visit based upon the information in our guide book and were glad that we made the detour.
The Park is famous for its 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, which are now housed in a large covered gallery with plenty of interesting displays and activities for children.
After a tour of the facility, we decided to walk one of the trails in the surrounding park. This offered a variety of woodland scenery and was most enjoyable.
Parking is free.
5 based on 209 reviews
Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.
This is our 15th year attending this production. We have loved this production since we first saw it with our 4 year old daughter in 2003. Attending this production is a family holiday tradition that always puts us in the Christmas spirit. While we lament the retirement of Bill Raymond from the production, Michael Preston's Scrooge was a deft and more than acceptable replacement. We hope to come back for our 16th year in 2018.
Bravo Hartford Stage!
4 based on 84 reviews
Cabela's is a welcome mega sized Outdoor Sporting Goods store in East Hartford. The first anchor store of what's hoped to shopping destination right off route I-84. Placed above the historic Pratt & Whitney Rentschler air field.
Cabela's is fun to visit, especially with your Wee Ones, with their immense indoor wildlife exhibits and fish aquarium. Beyond that you can literally wander the store for hours. All enthusiasts: Hunters, Fishermen, Campers, Boaters, Hikers, Motorized Trail Riders, Back Country Life, and Venturous Chefs.
The only game I shoot is with a camera, but that doesn't matter here. Their clothing and outdoor accessories, such as, binoculars, high powered optics, backwood gear & chow make the Shutter Bug experience more comfortable and worthwhile.
My favorite find here at Cabela's has been their Dehydrators along with outdoor smokers & cooking gadgets. I jumped headfirst into a whole new hobby. My first dehydrator, which sported 12 racks ran almost nonstop. It well outlasted it's warranty and now I'm onto my second dehydrator of similar specifications, but with a few design improvements.
So if you have sometime to browse, drop by and enjoy. Who knows you might find a new hobby to distract you from your sofa!!!
4.5 based on 54 reviews
Wethersfield is a charming, quaint town south of Hartford. There are several shops and restaurants as well as historic sights. You can even visit the old churchyard where many of the founding town members are buried. Between visiting the historic homes, window shopping, and having a meal here, you could spend several hours.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
Glastonbury, Connecticut's public library offers the traveler resources such as free Wi-Fi, public access computers and printing, copiers, newspapers, restrooms, free maps of the Town of Glastonbury.
This library is an excellent medium size town library. It is very quiet. Staff are helpful. It has Wi-Fi and computers. The facility has wide variations in architecture since different sections were built many years apart. The area towards Main Street is more historic, while the area towards the parking lot is modern. Everything is air-conditioned. Parking is more than adequate on the back side of the library.
Book selection is pretty good. They are not always very good with getting complete book series. For example, in a trilogy, typically one book in the series is not owned by the library. However, interlibrary loans can be used to cover the gap.
An extensive e-library also exists. Either a librarian or the website can help you get started with using the e-library.
The library does have some historic artifacts on the second floor. They have a lovely sailing ship model and they have the Glastonbury chair. It was gift from the town with the same name in England for the 300th (?) anniversary of the town's founding.
4.5 based on 178 reviews
This is a great picnic spot for couples, parents and children or whole family groups. It is well maintained with flowers, duck ponds, mini-zoo with various birds and a children's play scape. Schools use the grounds for cross-country races and at Christmas time they have a Santa visit at the log cabin. All year round, the scenery and views are special.
4.5 based on 458 reviews
The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.
We had so much fun with Sez Zion, Lamont Williams and group were incredible. The buffet was wonderful as usual with fresh orange juice (PLUS). Quiche Lorraine, Tomato and Spinach Quiche, Challah French Toast, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Sausage and Bacon. Great coffee and wonderful service. Mimosas or Bloody Mary complimentary. The new Edward Gorey Exhibit ends May 6th. If you love PBS/Masterpiece Mystery, he did the art work, drawings and more. Don't miss it! It is inspiring and emotional for some of us who remember the beginnings of "Mystery".
4.5 based on 39 reviews
We had a great guided tour through the three Webb Deane Stevens houses. Wonderful historic insights were discussed during the tours with information about the various inhabitants, guests and former owners. The historic importance is significant in that decisions were made that lead to the British surrender at Yorktown. These are original 18th century houses with period decor and furnishings that are very lovely. It's a terrific visit. There are several good restaurants in town nearby and a public parking lot across the street from the museums.
4.5 based on 114 reviews
After lunch at Shad Row we took the ferry across the river just for fun and went cruising throughout the countryside. It was fun & pretty. The ferry was very clean and efficient & the staff was very pleasant.
I recommend a fun ride for families with children!
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