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Things To Do in Hartford, CT
The state of Connecticut is proud of the role it has played in American history, and you can delve deeper into the past when you visit the Museum of Connecticut History. The facility is housed in the same building as the Connecticut State Library and the State Supreme Court. From the state's colonial charter to the various significant events that have led to both progress and challenges, the museum presents them all in a dramatic yet honorable fashion through the use of various types of exhibits and attractions, artifacts, documents and photographs.
It isn't uncommon to see babies and pre-school kids playing with iPads and being even more tech savvy than their parents. But in an age of cold technology, family experiences like a visit to the classic Bushnell Park Carousel can definitely warm things up. This vintage hand-carved carousel is a highlight of the park, and with good reason. The old-style music, the eye-catching but not overbearing lights and the friendly people make taking the kids out for a spin on their favorite wooden horse an activity that they will want to experience again and again, no matter how old they grow.
One of Hartford’s premier cultural events is the Caribbean and Jerk Festival. It has been held every August for the past seven years and features both the upper and lower areas of Mortensen Riverfront Plaza transformed into a Caribbean village. The whole family will enjoy the variety of music and dance performances as well as authentic Caribbean fare offered by more than 25 vendors. There is also a children's activity area, a Caribbean carnival, and salsa merengue lessons.