Connecticut
Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Bristol, CT, USA

This museum is dedicated solely to horology, which is the history, science and art of timekeeping and timekeepers. . .

Cheshire, CT, USA

The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum holds a large collection of memorabilia, novelties and ephemera. . .

Bridgeport, CT, USA

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

Kent, CT, USA

This all-volunteer organization operates a museum "dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of antique machinery from our rich industrial and agricultural past. . ."

Hamden, CT, USA

The Eli Whitney Museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. . .

Essex, CT, USA

Heritage railroad and river boat tours in the Connecticut River Valley. . .

Torrington, CT, USA

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

East Haddam, CT, USA

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

Terryville, CT, USA

The Lock Museum of America houses an extensive lock collection. . .

Norwalk, CT, USA

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

Manchester, CT, USA

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

Hartford, CT, USA

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

Hartford, CT, USA

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

Mystic, CT, USA

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

New Britain, CT, USA

The museum celebrates the industrial history of New Britain. . .

Hartford, CT, USA

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

New Haven, CT, USA

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest and largest natural history museums in the world. . .

Manchester, CT, USA

Steampunk group in Manchester, CT. . .

Groton, CT, USA

The United States Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum is the only submarine museum managed exclusively by the Naval History & Heritage Command division of the US Navy. . .

Willimantic, CT, USA

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

Bristol, CT, USA

The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, Connecticut is a collection of figures of classic movie monsters. . .

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