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Museum Gems of New England: Hartford to Newport

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8 Days | 7 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Mansions from the Gilded Age, maritime legends and renowned works of American art — the museums of Connecticut and Rhode Island offer a fascinating look into the history and culture of these New England states. Experience the impressive collections of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and New Britain Museum of American Art, and learn about their significance to America’s art scene. Get a glimpse into seafaring life and the maritime history of Old New England during an exploration of Mystic Seaport, and explore the interiors and properties of Newport’s seaside mansions. Get insight on collections during informative lectures, and enjoy free time to explore local landmarks and eateries on your own.


• Explore the holdings of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the first public art institution in the United States.
• Immerse yourself in maritime history as you learn about the historic vessels, shipyard and 19th-century village of Mystic Seaport.
• Thrill in the grandeur of the Gilded Age as you explore the historic mansions of Newport.

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Extensive walking, standing in museums; getting on/off motor coach.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Hartford, Conn., 4 nights; coach to Newport, R.I., 3 nights; coach to Hartford, Conn., departure.

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7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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