Hartford, capital of the state of Connecticut, is residence to a number of interesting chronological
sites. In the municipality are houses once engaged by Mark Twain, who,
while alive here, wrote "Tom
Sawyer", and Harriet Beecher
Stowe, writer of "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" Other features of concern are the Wadsworth Atheneum, the
State Library, and the State Capitol
building overlooking Bushnell Park.
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
This ground was willed to the city of Hartford by Charles
H. Pond, who asked that it be used as an intellectual park and that
it be named for his wife, Elizabeth.
It is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places. The park
encompasses 102 acres and contains more than 15,000 plants with
800 kinds of roses. In the frost the park is open for ice skating.
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Mark Twain House & Museum is the location of Twain's Hartford residence, where he and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. From here he wrote his many admired works, including Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.
In accumulation to providing tours of the restored house, the organization
offers programs that underline Twain's inheritance. This Victorian Gothic mansion is a National significant attraction.
The Wadsworth Atheneum has one of premium
American arts collections, predominantly works of the Hudson River school. It
is the oldest free communal museum in the United States and is housed in a Gothic-style structure. Main donors
have left good collections of Greek
and Roman bronzes, Meissen porcelain, early American fittings,
ornamental arts, and paintings.