Visit 17 world-class museums and historic sites throughout Connecticut, and the lively communities in which they reside.
Explore the Connecticut Art Trail ... seventeen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
Purchase the ART PASS for $25 and visit all 17 museums for one low price, valid for ONE YEAR.
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The sheer quality and range of fine and decorative arts place the Wadsworth Atheneum among the dozen greatest art museums in the United States. The museum's renowned collections include Hudson River Valley and Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, 19th century French and Impressionist paintings, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, costumes and textiles, American furniture and decorative arts, and the vanguard of contemporary art.
Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5. First Thursday of each month open 11-8. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, July 4. Close at 3:00 December 24, December 31, and day before Thanksgiving.
Admission: Adults $10, seniors (62+) $8, students (13-college with ID) $5, children 12 and under free. First Thursdays (5-8 pm) $5. Free the Second Saturday of every month from 10-1 with free programming in conjunction. Free to Hartford students (grades K-12) year-round. Free to all Bank of America cardholders the first weekend per "Museums on Us" program. Most evening lectures are free - check website for calendar of events.