Connecticut
History

This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Woodbridge, CT, USA

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Hartford, CT, USA

The Amos Bull House is is one of only a few surviving 18th-century buildings in Hartford, Connecticut. . .

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Bridgeport, CT, USA

The Barnum Museum has an extensive collection related to P. T. Barnum and the history of Bridgeport. . .

Bethlehem, CT, USA

The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden is a historic house museum in Bethlehem, Connecticut. . .

Hartford, CT, USA

The Butler-McCook Homestead is a historic house museum in Hartford, Connecticut. . .

Wethersfield, CT, USA

The Buttolph-Williams House is a historic house museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut. . .

Stonington, CT, USA

The Capt Nathaniel B. . .

Hartford, CT, USA

The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, archive and education center. . .

Cornwall, CT, USA

This historical society and museum focus on Cornwall, Conn. . .

New London, CT, USA

History museum within an 1833 US Custom House. . .

Danbury, CT, USA

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is a private museum in Danbury, Connecticut. . .

Derby, CT, USA

The society manages three historic sites in the Naugatuck Valley. . .

Fairfield, CT, USA

Fairfield Museum and History Center features exhibition galleries, a special collection research library and reading room. . .

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Torrington, CT, USA

The Fyler–Hotchkiss Estate, also known as the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, is a historic house museum in Torrington, Connecticut. . .

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East Haddam, CT, USA

Gillette Castle State Park is named for the castle that remains on the grounds. . .

Cos Cob, CT, USA

This regional historical society owns and manages the Bush-Holley Historic Site. . .

Washington, CT, USA

This library houses a history museum focusing on the town of Washington, Connecticut. . .

Hartford, CT, USA

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut. . .

New London, CT, USA

The Joshua Hempsted House is a historic house in New London, Connecticut. . .

Guilford, CT, USA

The Hyland House Museum is a colonial house museum in Guilford, Connecticut. . .

Washington, CT, USA

The Institute for American Indian Studies has exhibits, collections and research materials related to Native American history and culture in New England. . .

Hamden, CT, USA

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is a museum with exhibits and collections related to of the Irish Great Hunger of 1845–1852. . .

Hartford, CT, USA

The Isham-Terry House is a historic house museum in Hartford, Connecticut, built about 1854. . .

Ridgefield, CT, USA

The Keeler Tavern is an 18th-century historical building at 132 Main Street in the center of Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. . .

Litchfield, CT, USA

The society operates the Litchfield History Museum, featuring seven galleries of local history exhibits covering the 18th and 19th centuries. . .

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Norwalk, CT, USA

The Lockwood–Mathews Mansion is a Second Empire style country house, now a museum, in Norwalk, Connecticut. . .

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Manchester, CT, USA

The Manchester Historical Society maintains several historic properties in this town near Hartford. . .

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Hartford, CT, USA

The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a. . .

Mashantucket, CT, USA

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is a museum of Native American culture that is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. . .

Middletown, CT, USA

The society operates a local history museum in the General Mansfield House, the former home of Civil War general Joseph K. . .

Milford, CT, USA

The society operates the Wharf Lane complex consisting of three historic houses. . .

Norwalk, CT, USA

Living history museum composed of three buildings. . .

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Hartford, CT, USA

The Museum of Connecticut History is part of the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. . .

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Mystic, CT, USA

Mystic Seaport is the largest maritime museum in the United States. . .

Coventry, CT, USA

The Nathan Hale Homestead is a historic home in Coventry, Connecticut. . .

Bristol, CT, USA

This museum restores and displays antique wooden carousels and carousel pieces. . .

New Haven, CT, USA

This museum has exhibits, collections and research materials related to the history of the New Haven area. . .

New London, CT, USA

The society operates a museum at the Shaw Mansion. . .

West Hartford, CT, USA

The Noah Webster House is a historic house museum in West Hartford, Connecticut. . .

North Stonington, CT, USA

The society maintains the A. . .

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Hartford, CT, USA

The Old State House in Hartford includes the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. . .

Tolland, CT, USA

The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum is a historic jail in Tolland, Connecticut. . .

Suffield, CT, USA

The Hatheway House, also known as the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, is a historic house museum in Suffield, Connecticut. . .

Manchester, CT, USA

The Pitkin Glassworks Ruin is a historic industrial archaeological site. . .

Woodstock, CT, USA

Roseland Cottage, also known as Henry C. . .

Southington, CT, USA

The society occupies the Southington Historical Center and maintains two historic schoolhouses in the city. . .

Stamford, CT, USA

Local history museum in Stamford.

Farmington, CT, USA

The Stanley-Whitman House is a historic house museum in Farmington, Connecticut. . .

Wethersfield, CT, USA

Three 18th-century houses that sit on their original sites in the center of Old Wethersfield. . .

Wilton, CT, USA

Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut. . .

Weston, CT, USA

The society operates a local history museum in the Coley Homestead, a 3. . .

Westport, CT, USA

The Bradley-Wheeler House is an historic house in Westport, Connecticut. . .

Wethersfield, CT, USA

The society operates a history museum and several historic sites in Wethersfield. . .

Wethersfield, CT, USA

Local history museum.

Wilton, CT, USA

The society operates a local history museum with 12 period rooms in two 18th century houses. . .

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Willimantic, CT, USA

The Windham Textile and History Museum focuses on the Willimantic Linen Company's Willimantic mill. . .

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