Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in West Hartford, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2.7 km
Ascend 26 m
Descend 10 m

Explore West Hartford in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Elizabeth Park

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Elizabeth Park is a city park located in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. It covers 102 acres and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is owned by the City of Hartford, and jointly maintained by the City and the Elizabet Park Conservancy working together.

Wikipedia: Elizabeth Park, Hartford (EN), Heritage Website

568 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Connecticut Governor's Residence

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The Connecticut Governor's Residence serves as the official home of the governor of Connecticut. It is located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford.

Wikipedia: Connecticut Governor's Residence (EN), Heritage Website

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Prospect Avenue Historic District

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The Prospect Avenue Historic District encompasses a predominantly residential area in western Hartford and eastern West Hartford, Connecticut. The 300-acre (120 ha) historic district extends along Prospect Avenue from Albany Avenue to Fern Street, including most of the area between those streets and the Park River to the east, and Sycamore Street and Sycamore Lane to the west. The district includes 240 contributing buildings and 48 non-contributing buildings, most of them residences built between 1880 and 1930. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Wikipedia: Prospect Avenue Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

1336 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 4: Watkinson School

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Watkinson School is a private co-educational independent day school in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Watkinson is situated on Bloomfield Avenue adjacent to the University of Hartford. It serves students from 6th through 12th grade. Watkinson also offers a postgraduate option, called The Academy at Watkinson, which allows students who have just graduated from high school to spend an additional year taking courses at Watkinson as well as the University of Hartford. Watkinson is the oldest independent school located within the city limits of Hartford.

Wikipedia: Watkinson School (EN), Website, Heritage Website

611 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: The Village for Families and Children

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The Village is a social service agency providing community services and resources for at-risk families and children in Hartford, Connecticut. With an organizational history dating to the early 19th century, it is one of the oldest such institutions in the state. Its architecturally distinguished campus, located 1680 Albany Avenue, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wikipedia: The Village (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN), Website, Heritage Website


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