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  • Mark Twain HouseMark Twain House Hartford
    When you visit Hartford, Connecticut a must see is the Mark Twain House.  The Mark Twain House is one of Hartford's most popular landmarks.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy  a trip to one of the most famous houses in Connecticut...  This large, spacious, nineteen room, Victorian mansion was the home of the legendary author Samuel Clemens also known as Mark Twain from 1874 to 1891.  In this very house is where Samuel Clemens wrote his greatest works including; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  This beautiful National Historic Landmark features stunning interior decor designs by Louis Comfort Tiffany displaying amazing, elaborate stenciling and carved woodwork.  See  where Clemens wrote most of his works in the Billiard Room or perhaps see the bed that is carved of angels where Clemens slept. Mark Twain's House contains over 50,000 items that belonged to the famous author and his family. Guided tours are available for visitors to see the restored kitchen wing & butler's pantry allowing visitors a chance to see and experience the rooms as Clemens servants did.  The Museum Center is a great place for learning and seeing various galleries along with Ken Burns documentary.  There is also a large Museum Store featuring Twain memorabilia, great gifts for the reader & writer and a large selection of books by and about Mark Twain.  On your visit to Hartford, be sure to explore this magnicifient, historic house and adjoining museum while you learn about the famous author and his family. 

Thrifty Car Rental Hartford, Connecticut

The next time you visit Hartford, Connecticut choose Thrifty for your next rental company.  Thrifty Car Rentals has been a staple in the rental car community for many, many years.   Thrifty Printable Coupons offers their customers great savings on your next rental vehicle.  Thrifty's trained staff will have you on the road in no time at all.  You can't beat a great deal from one of the most well known names in the business.

Hartford Intl Airport Thrifty Car Rentals - 580 Spring Street
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  • Connecticut River Museum   Connecticut River Museum in Hartford
    This is another fantastic place to visit when you are in Hartford, Connecticut.   The Connecticut River Museum is located along the waterfront in the historic Essex Village.  The Connecticut River Museum offers visitors adventure, historic information and several interesting exhibits.  Visitors of all ages will learn the story of the great Connecticut River along with it's people through various educational programs, exhibits and river excursions.   Another highlight of the Connecticut River Museum is a full scale model of the American Turtle which was the world's first submarine dating from 1776.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the American Turtle here you can experience pressing on pedals, crank on several different handles and much more as you make you way through the interactive American Turtle a replica of one of the first submarines used in combat.  Visitors will also discover the historical impact of the 1814 British raid on Essex in the Burning of the Fleet exhibit...  After you finish exploring the American Turtle, visitors can climb aboard the River Quest, a large 54-foot vessel.  The River Quest will take you on a beautiful journey along the historic waterway.  Here you will learn about an amazing place listed by the Nature Conservancy as one of the last great places, visitors will be able to observe the native flora and fauna.  Another great way to view the beautiful meadows, streams, forests and bridges of the Lower Connecticut River Valley is from a restored railroad car aboard the Essex Steam Train.  Everyone will enjoy a ride on the Essex Steam Train. 

January 11, 2011