Connecticut - Landmarks and Points of Interest
Even among the original 13 colonies, Connecticut’s remarkable role in shaping the political, intellectual and cultural life of America stands out. This is where the first democratically elected representative government was formed, where the first public art museum and public library opened, even where the first American factory town came into being. One fascinating way to explore this incomparable history and discover the unique stories of so many of the state’s native sons and daughters is by visiting some of Connecticut’s historic homes. Among the state’s points of interest include the American Impressionist Art Trail, a variety of historic homes, the Connecticut Wine Trail, the Freedom Trail and the Family Fun Trail.