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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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A Hartford Gem

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.

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Hartford, CT
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend some time in! If you like interesting museums that will not take all your day just to go from one side to another, this is for you! Many paintings, sculptures and lots of other cool stuff! Excelente lugar para conocer y aprovechar el tiempo! Si te gustan los museos en los que no te tomara todo... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful art museum! The building itself inside and out is something to see. The artwork featured is interesting. And it was a beautiful location for a wedding ceremony I photographed there!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a little time to kill before catching a cab back to the airport so chose to wander around the Wadsworth Atheneum. Nice collection of art and history, really enjoyed the visit.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Even with the map, it is easy to get lost between rooms and buildings, I think because the middle is hard to get through. Aside from a nice general collection, they have a really nice collection from Colt (the local gun makers), the Charter Oak, and Washington's plan for the Revolutionary War. Two nice bonuses were the temporary exhibits on... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Extensive history of old and contemporary art, furniture, Colt firearms, tapestries, etc. Easy walking distances in town center. Worth visiting.

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was my first time visiting this museum I really enjoyed it and will defiantly return again. The entire staff from the from the gift shop to information desk to security were all very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The exhibits are really nice. The current featured exhibit is Coney Island. If you every visited Coney Island during its prime this... More 

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New preston CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Four years we have been meeting to visit this museum. The impetus this time was to see the Coney Island exhibit. Don't miss it – just wonderful. Particularly for somebody who was brought up in Brooklyn and spent a great deal of time in Coney Island during the 30s and 40s. The curator has put together a great history with... More 

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Additional Information about Wadsworth Atheneum

Address: 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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