5 Star CT’s Eye Opening Destinations Invite Group Tour Operators to a Get-to-Know-Us Day!
The Mark Twain House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hill-Stead Museum, Connecticut Historical Society and the New Britain Museum of American Art invite you to preview 5 Star CT, a customized cultural experience for the group tour market.
We invite group tour operators to a by-invitation-only FREE preview of the best Greater Hartford has to offer. On November 20, 2014, we will give you a day filled with three National Historic Landmarks, a treasure trove of Connecticut history, and a world-renowned collection of some of the finest American art. Located a little over two hours from Manhattan, 90 minutes from Boston, and just an hour from beautiful Mystic Seaport, central Connecticut is an easy, eye-opening destination.
Let us prove it to you!
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9 AM – 5 PM.
Start your day with a continental breakfast at The Mark Twain Museum Center, next door to Twain’s home. 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. Free parking.
Cross the lawn – really! – to tour the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the best-selling antislavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. A National Historic Landmark with a 21st-century tour experience designed to inspire.
Tour The Mark Twain House – home to American’s most beloved humorist – a 25-room Victorian mansion where he lived for 17 years, the period when he wrote his greatest works. Chosen by National Geographic as one of the world’s 10 best historic houses!
A DATTCO bus will deliver you 10 minutes away to Connecticut Historical Society for a glimpse at its renowned tavern sign collection and its immersive and interactive exhibit on the storied history of the Nutmeg State.
Sample a catered lunch featuring Connecticut culinary specialties in the Historical Society board room, followed by a 15 minute bus ride to Hill-Stead Museum, atop 152 acres in the charming village of Farmington.
Tour Hill-Stead, the Colonial Revival home featuring priceless works by Monet, Degas, Manet and Whistler in situ. These works can only be seen at this National Historic Landmark!
Visit the New Britain Museum of American Art, situated next to an Olmsted-designed park, with an astounding collection of the greatest art produced by our nation. Wyeth, check! Thomas Hart Benton, check! Whistler, check! Chihuly, check! Special exhibitions, check!
Join the 5StarCT museums staff members and Connecticut tourism representatives for a wine reception, featuring Connecticut treats at NBMAA before returning at 5 PM by bus to Hartford.
Space is limited.
RSVP no later than November 12 .
In your RSVP email, please give
- Number in party
Want to spend the night in Hartford?
5StarCT is arranging a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Hartford for the discounted rate of $85/night.
Can’t visit on this date?