Connect With the Great Outdoors and Culture on Connecticut Guided Tours

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is also one of the 6 New England States. It is easy to connect with the great outdoors and Culture on Connecticut guided tours discovering many of its mysteries. Here you can enjoy the recreation of a New England village or Connecticut history tours of the Seaport Museum that is very proud to display the last surviving wooden ship in the world.

Take one of the sightseeing tours Connecticut offers to a Gothic 1846 style Roseland Cottage House that has become a historic landmark of Connecticut. Over the years many influential guests such as royalty and former presidents have stayed in this cottage.

Connecticut walking tours will bring you to the great outdoors through State Park, to the Wadsworth Falls where you can swim in the pools with water pumped from the wells of the river. Hike up over the falls to take in the stunning scenery.

Why not challenge yourself with just one of the many adventure tours Connecticut has to offer in the North Meadows, pushing yourself to the limits on the climbing tower or working together rowing up the dreaded river on a man-dragon boat.

Let the activities begin!
Mystic Seaport Museum
1 Take Connecticut guided tours of the Mystic Seaport Museum, the largest maritime museum in the United States that is spread over 17 acres. It's the recreation of the past, with 60 historic buildings, four tall ships and up to 500 smaller vessels all lined up along the mystic river. Step on board the Charles W Morgan of (1841) the last surviving wooden ship in the world. The museum also showcases a replica of a 77ft Amistad.
Peabody Museum of Natural History
2 Enjoy Connecticut history tours of Yale University and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. This museum covers many historical topics, ranging back to the dinosaur times. The displays range from magnificent Egyptian mummies, Native American Indian artefacts to halls displaying full-sized fossils of a brontosaurs, mastodon and a stegosaurus. Also, see a set of footprints that are over 3,500 years old preserved in volcanic ash.
Mystic Aquarium
3 Take one of the sightseeing tours Connecticut offers of the Mystic Aquarium. Observe an interactive exhibit of the many birds from the outback, go nose to beak with the African penguins and reach into the touching pool to stroke a Ray. Get up close and personal with the most popular animal of the aquarium, the beluga whale. Take in a show of the sea lions in the marina theatre or shriek in the 4D theatre.
New England Air Museum
4 Enjoy Connecticut guided tours of the New England Air Museum which has two large hangers displaying more than 70 well-preserved aircrafts, ranging from jets to helicopters. On your guided tour you will see aircrafts from WWII and a large display of engines spanning the history of flight. The museum emphasis on the interactive exhibits with a flight simulator where you sit in the cockpit testing out the controls.
Roseland Cottage
5 The beautiful Roseland Cottage located in Woodstock is popular on all Connecticut guided tours. This 1846 gothic style house and national historic landmark is a great way to sightsee during the daytime. The house is very recognisable for its pink exterior and inside, the cottage remains as it did in the 19th century. Over the years this cottage has entertained many influential guests such as presidents and royalty.
Wadsworth Falls State Park
6 Go on Connecticut walking tours of the State Park. This park lies in the northern corner of Middlefield and extends across the border of the town. The park consists of many marked trails, for hiking or walking, which are intersected by the Coginchaug River. The Wadsworth fall is (9.1m)high and (16m) wide and flows over sandstones. Swim in the many waterfall pools, where the waters are pumped from the wells of the river. 
North Meadows
7 For those of us that love the great outdoors why not take one of the adventure tours Connecticut offers in North Meadows. Challenge yourself on the climbing tower or work as a team on the man-dragon boat rowing up the river. Take a break along the riverbank at one of the picnic areas. The park hosts many concerts with outdoor plays and open-air events. Explore the trails and try to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle.
Old Town Saybrook
8 Connecticut history tours of the Old Town Saybrook brings you to one of the most historic places in Connecticut. The landmark of the town is the beautiful Lynde Point Lighthouse and its magical view. The town has Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Centre and the General Williams Hart House. Spend a relaxing day on the beautiful Harveys's beach to playing mini golf at Saybrook Point with its breathtaking scenery.
Essex Stream Train and Riverboat Adventure
9 Essex Steam Train adventure tours Connecticut starts at 1892 Essex station. You will travel in a 1920's coach pulled by an original steam locomotive that takes you to the deep river landing. You board the Becky Thatcher riverboat, cruising the Connecticut River with stunning scenery, views of the Gillette Castle and the Goodspeed Opera House. Have double the adventures from train to boat and in December take the Great Polar Express.
Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford
10 On Connecticut history tour, visit the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. This was the home of the author and his family from 1874 t 1891. It was during his time here that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, wrote his important works which include Adventure of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter and built in the American High Gothic style.

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