10 Top Tourist Attractions in Hartford - Travel
10 Top Tourist Attractions in Hartford:
Ancient Burying Ground, Bushnell Park, Downtown Hartford, Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Old State House, State Capitol, State Library and Supreme Court Building, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum
12 Top Tourist Attractions in Connecticut - Travel
Travel Guide - 12 Top Tourist Attractions in Connecticut:
Gillette Castle State Park, Hartford, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration, Mystic Seaport, New England Air Museum, New Haven, Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, Roseland Cottage, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Weir Farm National Historic Site
Connecticut Travel Destination & Attractions | Visit Gillette Castle State Park Show
Connecticut Travel Destination & Attractions | Visit Gillette Castle State Park Show
Gillette Castle State Park is straddling the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut, in the United States. Sitting high above the Connecticut River, the castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage,Located at 67 River Road in East Haddam, the park consists of the castle and its grounds and receives 300,000 annual visitors. It reopened in 2002 after four years of restoration, costing 11 million dollars. It now includes a museum, hiking trails, and a picnic area, and holds many theatrical celebrations,More Info
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Driving Downtown - Hartford 4K - Connecticut USA
Driving Downtown Streets - Main Street - Hartford Connecticut USA - Episode 73.
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Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making it Connecticut's third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford's subsequent fall to fourth place statewide as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford.
Nicknamed the Insurance Capital of the World, Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry. Founded in 1637, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Hartford is home to the nation's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the oldest publicly funded park, Bushnell Park; the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the second-oldest secondary school, Hartford Public; Trinity College, an elite, private liberal arts college, and the Mark Twain House where the author wrote his most famous works and raised his family, among other historically significant attractions. In 1868, resident Mark Twain wrote, Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.
Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the richest city in the United States for several decades. Today, Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty line. In sharp contrast, the Hartford metropolitan area is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and 7th out of 280 metropolitan statistical areas in per capita income. Highlighting the socio-economic disparity between Hartford and its suburbs, 83% of Hartford's jobs are filled by commuters from neighboring towns who earn over $80,000, while 75% of Hartford residents who commute to work in other towns earn just $40,000.
Hartford is the historic international center of the insurance industry, with companies such as Aetna, Conning & Company, The Hartford, The Phoenix Companies, UnitedHealthcare and Hartford Steam Boiler based in the city, and companies such as Travelers and Lincoln National Corporation having major operations in the city. The city is also home to the corporate headquarters of U.S. Fire Arms and United Technologies.
From the 19th century until the mid-20th century, Hartford was a major manufacturing city. During the Industrial Revolution into the mid-20th century, the Connecticut River Valley cities produced many major precision manufacturing innovations. Among these was Hartford's pioneer bicycle (and later) automobile maker Pope. As in nearly all former Northern manufacturing cities, many factories have been closed, relocated, or reduced operations.
Aetna and the Hartford Financial Services Group, both Fortune 100 companies, are headquartered in Hartford. Travelers Insurance has its largest national employment center and historical headquarters in the city. CIGNA insurance is headquartered in the region with a presence in Hartford and its suburb Bloomfield. United Health Insurance has a significant presence in the city.
Hartford is a center for medical care, research, and education. Within Hartford itself the city includes Hartford Hospital, The Institute of Living, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center (which merged in 1990 with Mount Sinai Hospital).
Hubbard Park & Castle Craig. Meriden, Connecticut.
-this area is located at 999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451.
-You can get to Castle Craig by trails or you can drive a car up to the top.
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Ghost Town Johnsonville Connecticut For Sale
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62-Acre Vintage Village For Sale in East Haddam, Connecticut built in 1846.Bids will start at $800,000 October 21 for a Ghost Town.
The parcel is known as the Village of Johnsonville.
It was an abandoned 19th Century Mill Village located two hours from New York City.
Johnsonville in the 1870's was a thriving mill town as the mills used water from the Moodus River to operate.It was originally a company town built to house the workers of the Neptune Mill, which made twine and rope for the fishing industry.
The original town included offices for the company, the mill, a library, post office, general store, houses for the workers, and a mansion built by the mill owner.
The mill and village prospered together until the early 1900s, when the industry changed and the old-fashioned water-powered mill could no longer compete.
Without major industry in the area, the residents left and the town was mostly vacant.
It’s eight parcels...Permitted uses for the land include single-family housing, multi-family housing, retail, education and entertainment.
It was a filming location for Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” music video and the movie “Freedom” starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
The land holds eight historical structures.
Many were brought to the site to recreate the mill community.It has a pond, covered bridge, wooden dam and waterfall.
Modernization brought the town’s water-powered mills to a halt, forcing the town’s population to move elsewhere making Johnsonville a Ghost Town.
In the early 1960's Raymond Schmitt, an aerospace tycoon bought the property and moved 1800's buildings to Johnsonville.
He erected new buildings and restored an old mansion during that time...
The property was open to visitors and had special events like wedding's in the town's chapel that was moved there when Ray Schmitt bought the property and had receptions at the Red House Restaurant on his property...
Ray Schmitt passed away in 1998 and work was never finished...
The Property remained a Ghost Town...
It is said that the Ghost of Raymond Schmitt roams His Town because he had so much love for it...
Thank You to the wonderful Connecticut native Carrie Leber narrating this video...
Overview of the state of Connecticut in 1947. To purchase a clean DVD or digital download of this film for personal home use or educational use contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To license footage from this film for commercial use visit: travelfilmarchive.com
What to Do in Connecticut this Summer
Why dip a toe in summer, when you can really make a splash? Experience Connecticut from a boat, a beach or even a waterfall all summer long. You can explore the shoreline from a sailboat or a kayak, climb a waterfall or zip line across a water-filled quarry. Run on the beach, savor mouth-watering seafood like lobster rolls, or sip a refreshing cocktail overlooking Long Island Sound. No matter how hot you want to get, you’ll find so many ways to cool off! It’s just one more way Connecticut gives you so much, so close.
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Slide The City - Stamford • July 26, 2015
Slide The City - Stamford, CT on July 26, 2015
A beautiful roadside waterfall in Middletown, Connecticut.