The rich history of Hartford and the United States. 

Cathedral of St. Joseph

Located just west of downtown along Farmington Avenue in the Asylum Hill neighborhood This 281-foot (86 m) limestone Roman Catholic cathedral (built in 1961 to replace its predecessor lost to fire) has large Parisian stained glass windows, an 8,000-pipe organ, and the largest ceramic tile mural of Christ in Glory in the world.

Bushnell Park

Located below the State Capitol and Legislative Office complex This park consists of rolling lawns, sculptures, fountains, and a historic carousel. It is the first park in the country purchased by a municipality for public use, and it was designed by Jacob Weidenmann. The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch, a Civil War Memorial which frames the northern entrance to the park, is the first triumphal arch in the United States.


The Mark Twain House and Museum

Once the home of Samuel Clemens, the house is now a museum located in Nook Farm, now part of the Asylum Hill neighborhood on Farmington Avenue.

Elizabeth Park & Rose Garden

Straddling the Hartford/West Hartford border, both sections of the park are administered by the City of Hartford. Its rose garden is the oldest of its kind in the United States.