Traverse the streets and sites of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford to commemorate this illustrious native son. Highlights include the Butler-McCook House & Garden, Olmsted’s birth site, Bushnell Park, the Capitol Grounds, High Street, Ann Street, and Keney Clock Tower, with optional visit to Olmsted’s gravesite in Old North Cemetery at the conclusion.
Located at the juncture of the Little River and the Connecticut River, Hartford’s downtown includes numerous historic bridges and walkways. Explore the unique histories of these landmarks and engineering marvels, including the Little River Bridge, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, the Bulkeley Bridge, and the G. Fox walkway, among others, in this new walking tour for the 2023 season.
Expand your knowledge of Hartford’s architectural treasures beyond Main Street, as we venture to the east of Main Street to appreciate the history along South Prospect beginning with the 1788 Amos Bull House, the Hartford Times Building, BPO Elks, and the Hartford Club, as well as to the west of Main Street, including Gold and Elm Streets.
Join an easy 1.5-mile walking tour on the sidewalks of Hartford’s historic Main Street from the Butler-McCook House & Garden to the G. Fox Building to learn how the city has evolved through its significant structures: City Hall, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Travelers Tower, the Old State House, Center Church and the Ancient Burying Ground.