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Plan for something nice during your next vacation, or maybe next time someone comes for a visit. Surprise your guests – or your traveling buddies – with professional tours of the area. Get to know the latest and greatest venues or historical spots, or maybe get a specialized tour and hit the best areas in the city.

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Mark Twain House & Museum
Mark Twain House & Museum

(860) 247-0998

351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105   Directions Website

Even if you've read Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer several times, you still may not really know much about the man who created these timeless works of American literature. A visit to Hartford's Mark Twain House & Museum will change all that in a truly dramatic fashion. The historic home has been meticulously preserved and treats visitors to the sight of various personal items that belonged to Twain, who made his home here before and after he met with his staggering success. Among the most striking pieces at this house museum are his writing desk, eyeglasses and other personal curiosities, and various first editions of his most famous books.

Old State House
Old State House

(860) 522-6766

800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions Website

The first thing that will strike you about the Old State House is its impressive architecture and colonial design. That regal air remains when you step inside, and a wealth of historical information awaits you when you take one of the popular tours of the building. This is where the Amistad Trials took place, and the building itself holds a bit of an unsettling history as it is situated on the site of the country's first witch hanging. Learn more about that and many other interesting and pivotal events from your tour guide as well as from the many exhibits and multimedia presentations that dramatically convey some of Hartford's most significant historical events.

State Historic Preservation Office
State Historic Preservation Office

(860) 566-3005

59 S Prospect St
Hartford, CT 06106   Directions Website

As many historians will tell you, freedom isn't free. Our country's freedom came at the cost of the efforts and the lives of people who were vigilant in their pursuit for the American Way. Learn about who they were, what they did and how their actions still resonate today when you take a tour of the State Historic Preservation Office. This museum-style facility pays tribute to the brave men and women who pursued freedom at any cost. You will also learn about the Underground Railroad as well as the various laws that were enacted to further the cause of freedom.

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