Hartford Art & Monuments Walk

Public art and monuments create a shared understanding of the events, people, and ideas that a city values. Set out from the Butler-McCook House to explore the artistic treasures and monuments of Hartford along Main Street, in Bushnell Park, and at the State Capitol Building. 


This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancelation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2011) Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut. United States Connecticut Hartford, 2011. September. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012630265/.

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Beyond Main Street Walking Tour

Expand your knowledge of Hartford’s architectural treasures by venturing east and west of Main Street. Understand the historical and cultural significance of buildings along South Prospect Street, from the 1788 Amos Bull House to the BPO Elks Lodge, to the Hartford Times Building. To the west, explore more of the city’s South Downtown neighborhood on Elm and Gold Streets.  


This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancelation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

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Discovering Historic Main Street Hartford | CT Trails Weekend

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.


Part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s CT Trails Day. Connecticut Landmarks joins outdoors enthusiasts across the state and country to mark Trails Day the first weekend in June each year.

This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancelation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

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Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford

Traverse the streets and sites of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford to commemorate this illustrious native son on this walking tour. 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 (by personal car) to Olmsted’s gravesite in Old North Cemetery at the conclusion.


Advance registration is required. This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. 

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org

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Historic Hartford Walking Tour: Charter Oak & Coltsville

Join us to explore the architectural treasures of Coltsville and the Charter Oak neighborhoods. Discuss the impacts of industry and immigration on these neighborhoods in Hartford, including sites like the Colt Factory and its worker houses, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House, the Capewell Nail Factory, and the Polish National Home.


Advance registration is required. This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. 

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org

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POSTPONED! Boxing, Baseball, and “Brass Bonanza”: Hartford Sports History Walking Tour

Please Note: We have postponed this event to a date to be determined this Fall. Please stay tuned to our website, e-newsletter, and social media channels for updates.

Hartford Whalers! Hartford Dark Blues! Willie Pep! Pro Football in Hartford? Where was the Velodrome? Take to the streets of Hartford to uncover the fascinating history of sports in the city from ballooning to bicycles, boxing to baseball, and so much more, beginning in the Butler-McCook Garden on this new walk for the 2024 season.


Advance registration is required. This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of severe weather, the program will proceed at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 5. Registrants will be notified at the email address on file. 

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org

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Hartford’s Bridges & Walkways Walking Tour

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.


Advance registration is required. This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing site to access your benefits.

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Discovering Historic Main Street Hartford | CT Trails Weekend

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.


Part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s CT Trails Day. Connecticut Landmarks joins outdoors enthusiasts across the state and country to mark Trails Day the first weekend in June each year. See our Sunday program here.

This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of cancelation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing site to access your benefits.

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Beyond Main Street Walking Tour

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.


This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of severe weather, the program will proceed at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 27. Registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing site to access your benefits.

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[New!] Hartford’s Bridges & Walkways Walking Tour

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.


This program is part of our Historic Hartford Walking Tours series, where we forge new paths through Hartford’s history! Register for additional walks here.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather, as this program will take place outdoors. In case of severe weather, the program will proceed at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 7. Registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Site Administrator Jana Colacino at jana.colacino@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing site to access your benefits.

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