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Wadsworth Atheneum

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Address: 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-278-2670
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/train
Description: The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces...
The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.
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Saw my first Picasso here

Attended a friend's wedding reception here and the art is incredible. It's also a beautiful building, but it looks like it is currently under renovations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Attended a friend's wedding reception here and the art is incredible. It's also a beautiful building, but it looks like it is currently under renovations.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Museums and art galleries can easily become exhausting. The Wadsworth Atheneum never is; it's just the right size (ie not massive like a typical national collection, but equally not so small that you're round in 10 minutes and then "OK, that's it, then..."); it's never crowded (which I guess may be a bit of a downer from the Atheneum's point... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Admission is $10 but all admissions are free Wednesday – Friday from 4 – 5 pm, except on First Thursdays. Therefore, if you just want to buzz through for an hours I would suggest going during the free hours. The best time to go is for their Festival of trees and traditions fundraiser ($3 surcharge). They have Christmas tree decorated... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For the size of it , it has a variety of great items to view and they get a lot of special events for you to take advantage of.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum has a large variety of period artwork. This was one of the only places I could find to see ancient art. There is typically a collection somewhere in the museum and they do also offer educational classes.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wow Wadsworth is a great museum with some of the worlds most famous art in a space that is totally accessible.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We drove up to Hartford just to see A specific exhibit at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of arts. What we came to see was excellent. Their exhibits were all well all well mounted. The museum has several sections worth seeing. All interesting Reasonable admission for an enjoyable visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an excellent small city museum. Currently the Coney Island exhibit is terrific with photos, videos and paintings. The museum also has a nice restaurant for lunch.

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not only is the Wadsworth Atheneum our nation's first public museum, but it is one of its best. A trend setter and jewel among its peers, the Wadsworth early in its existence embraced dance, film, food, music and opera as corollaries to the visual experience.. Known worldwide for its inventory of renaissance masterpieces, the museum is also home to an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wide collection, especially Impressionism paints, old American furniture etc. I like to recommend other visitirs visiting here.

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Additional Information about Wadsworth Atheneum

Address: 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-278-2670
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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