Trips (Information available as of 12/20/2021)

The Connecticut Yankee 2022 will offer visits to local venues of interest. While rail related venues are limited in the greater Hartford area, that is not the case for non-rail related venues.

In addition Connecticut Transit is now running commuter trains from Springfield MA to New Haven, CT. These trains stop to pick up and discharge passengers in Windsor. The hotel offers shuttle service to and from the train station.

Here is a listing of some of the venues of interest in the area:

The Naugatuck Railroad Company has committed to providing a tour, the details of which will be settled after January 1.

Rail Related Activities

30 Minute Drive Radius
Connecticut Trolley Museum (CT Fire Museum) ñ 9 Minutes (6.4 miles), 58 N Rd #9606, East Windsor, CT 06088, (860)627-6540, https://www.ct-trolley.org/

60 Minutes Drive Radius
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum ñ 39 Minutes (33.3 miles), 55 Bridge St, Willimantic (Windham), CT 06226, (860)456-9999, http://www.cteastrrmuseum.org

Essex Steam Train ñ 44 Minutes (44.2 miles), 1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426, (860)767-0103, https://essexsteamtrain.com/

Railbike Adventure by the Essex Steam Train ñ 44 Minutes (44.2 miles), 22 Bridge Rd. Haddam, CT 06438, (860)767-0103, https://essexsteamtrain.com/experiences/goodspeed-extended-excursion-rail-bike/

Railroad Museum of New England ñ 47 Minutes (33.5 miles), 242 E Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787, (860)283-7245,
https://rmne.org/

The Shoreline Trolley Museum ñ 49 Minutes (49.8 miles), 17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512, (203)467-6927, https://shorelinetrolley.org/

Danbury Railway Museum - 70 Minutes (65.3 miles), 120 White St. Danbury, CT 06810, (203)778-8337, https://www.danburyrail.org/

Non-Rail Related Activities

30 Minute Drive Radius
New England Air Museum ñ 14 Minutes (9.0 miles), 36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, (860)623-3305, https://www.neam.org/home.php

Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum ñ 10 Minutes (3.5 miles), 135 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095, (860)285-1888, https://www.tobaccohistsoc.org/

New Britain Museum of American Art ñ 26 Minutes (22.3 miles), 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052, (860)229-0257, https://nbmaa.org/

Vintage Radio & Communications Museum - 7 Minutes (3.1 miles), 115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095, (860)683-2903, https://www.vrcmct.org/

Connecticut Science Center ñ 10 Minutes (8.2 miles), 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, (860)724-3623, https://ctsciencecenter.org/

Museum of Connecticut History ñ 12 Minutes (9.4 miles), 231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, (860)757-6535, https://museumofcthistory.org/

Wadsworth Atheneum ñ 13 Minutes (9.1 miles), 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, (860)278-2670, https://www.thewadsworth.org/

Bushnell Park Carousel ñ 13 Minutes (9.2 miles), 1 Jewell St, Hartford, CT 06103, (860)232-6710, https://www.bushnellparkcarousel.org/

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center ñ 15 Minutes (9.8 miles), 77 Forest St, Hartford, CT 06105, (860)522-9258, https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/

Mark Twain House & Museum ñ 15 Minutes (9.8 miles), 385 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, (860)247-0998, https://marktwainhouse.org/

Elizabeth Park Conservancy ñ 20 Minutes (9.7 miles), 1561 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, (860)231-9443, https://www.elizabethparkct.org/

Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library ñ 18 Minutes (9.4 miles), 1 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT 06105, (860)236-5621, https://chs.org/