Your US Bucket List: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Connecticut!

Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Connecticut!

Whether you’re looking for an Educational Field Trip or a Fun Day Out with the Kids…

Or if you are planning a Family Vacation for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter Break…

Or maybe you’re a Full-Time Family touring the US in your van or RV….

Perhaps you are an International Traveler planning your next major excursion into the United States…

Whatever your reason for exploring the world with YOUR Family…

SPGFAN has THE BEST LISTS of Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Each of the 50 United States!

Load YOUR Itineraries with THE COOLEST Kid-Centered Adventures and Create Fabulous Memories to Last Their Entire Lives!

Learn, Play, Experience, Relax, and Enjoy Yourselves with These Great National Parks, State Parks, Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Nature Centers, Factory Tours, Historic Sites, Notable Homes, Cultural Attractions, Art Events, Live Performances, Sporting Events, Beaches, Mountains, Cities, Towns, Farms, and MORE!

Dig even deeper to find awesome suggestions for Fun Eats, Sweet Treats, and Delicious Drinks along your route! Explore Educational Resources, Souvenir Ideas, and Money-Saving Hacks! Be sure to check out some of our family’s adventures in our Mini-Blogs! You just never know when inspiration might hit!

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Connecticut!


Museum of Andover HistoryAndover
General David Humphreys HouseAnsonia
Derrin HouseAvon
Pine Grove SchoolhouseAvon
Schoolhouse #3Avon
Peoples State Forest Nature MuseumBarkhamsted
Bellamy-Ferriday House and GardenBethlehem
Old Bethlehem Historical Society MuseumBethlehem
Stony Creek MuseumBranford
Swain-Harrison HouseBranford
Barnum MuseumBridgeport
Captain’s Cove SeaportBridgeport
Discovery Museum and PlanetariumBridgeport
Housatonic Museum of ArtBridgeport
Schelfhaudt Gallery at the University of BridgeportBridgeport
American Clock & Watch MuseumBristol
Bristol Historical Society MuseumBristol
Imagine Nation MuseumBristol
New England Carousel MuseumBristol
Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie MuseumBristol
Brookfield Craft CenterBrookfield
Brookfield MuseumBrookfield
Brooklyn Historical Society MuseumBrooklyn
Daniel Putnam Tyler Law OfficeBrooklyn
Putnam ElmsBrooklyn
Haul of Fame Trucking MuseumCanterbury
Prudence Crandall MuseumCanterbury
Canton Historical MuseumCanton
Chaplin MuseumChaplin
Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon MuseumCheshire
Hitchcock-Phillips HouseCheshire
Chester Museum at the MillChester
Adam Stanton HouseClinton
Buell Tool MuseumClinton
Clinton Historical Society MuseumClinton
Elisha White HouseClinton
Colchester Historical Society MuseumColchester
Cornwall Historical SocietyCornwall
Brick School HouseCoventry
Museum of Connecticut GlassCoventry
Nathan Hale HomesteadCoventry
Strong-Porter MuseumCoventry
Stevens-Frisbie HouseCromwell
Danbury Museum and Historical SocietyDanbury
Danbury Railway MuseumDanbury
U.S Military MuseumDanbury
Killingly Historical CenterDanielson
Bates-Scofield HomesteadDarien
Stone HouseDeep River
Osborne Homestead MuseumDerby
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper MineEast Granby
East Haddam Historical Society MuseumEast Haddam
Gillette Castle State ParkEast Haddam
Chatham Historical Society MuseumEast Hampton
Joseph N. Goff House Museum and Cultural CenterEast Hampton
Historical Houses at Martin ParkEast Hartford
Shore Line Trolley MuseumEast Haven
Smith–Harris HouseEast Lyme
Thomas Lee House and MuseumEast Lyme
Connecticut Fire MuseumEast Windsor
Connecticut Trolley MuseumEast Windsor
Scantic Academy MuseumEast Windsor
Nellie E. McKnight MuseumEllington
Martha A. Parsons House MuseumEnfield
Old Town Hall MuseumEnfield
Wallop School MuseumEnfield
Connecticut River MuseumEssex
Hill’s AcademyEssex
Pratt HouseEssex
Bellarmine Museum of ArtFairfield
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and SanctuaryFairfield
Fairfield Museum and History CenterFairfield
Gallery of Art at Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield
Ogden House and GardensFairfield
Regina A. Quick Center for the ArtsFairfield
Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society MuseumFalls Village
Gridley-Parsons-Staples HomesteadFarmington
Hill-Stead MuseumFarmington
Lewis Walpole LibraryFarmington
Old Stone SchoolhouseFarmington
Stanley-Whitman HouseFarmington
Ashbel Woodward MuseumFranklin
Blue Slope Country MuseumFranklin
Museum on the GreenGlastonbury
Welles-Shipman-Ward HouseGlastonbury
Bruce Museum of Arts and ScienceGreenwich
Bush–Holley HouseGreenwich
Putnam CottageGreenwich
Avery-Copp HouseGroton
Ebenezer Avery HouseGroton
Fort Griswold Battlefield State ParkGroton
Jabez Smith HouseGroton
U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum and LibraryGroton
Dudley FarmGuilford
Henry Whitfield State MuseumGuilford
Hyland HouseGuilford
Thomas Griswold House MuseumGuilford
Thankful Arnold House MuseumHaddam
Eli Whitney MuseumHamden
Ireland’s Great Hunger MuseumHamden
Paier College of ArtHamden
Burnham–Hibbard HouseHampton
Butler-McCook House & GardenHartford
Connecticut Historical SocietyHartford
Connecticut Science CenterHartford
CRRA Trash MuseumHartford
Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterHartford
Isham-Terry HouseHartford
Mark Twain House and MuseumHartford
Museum of Connecticut HistoryHartford
Old State House, Joseph Steward Museum of Oddities and CuriositiesHartford
Real Art WaysHartford
Wadsworth AtheneumHartford
Widener Gallery at the Austin Arts CenterHartford
Haddam Shad MuseumHigganum
Museum of Fife & DrumIvoryton
Griswold Historical Society MuseumJewett City
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association MuseumKent
Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral ScienceKent
Seven HearthsKent
Sloane-Stanley MuseumKent
Governor Jonathan Trumbull HouseLebanon
Lebanon Historical Society MuseumLebanon
Trumbull War OfficeLebanon
Nathan Lester HouseLedyard
Sawmill Park Mill MuseumLedyard
John Bishop House & MuseumLisbon
Litchfield History MuseumLitchfield
Tapping Reeve House and Law SchoolLitchfield
White Memorial Conservation CenterLitchfield
Allis-Bushnell HouseMadison
Deacon John Graves HouseMadison
Lee’s AcademyMadison
Cheney Homestead and Keeney SchoolhouseManchester
Fire MuseumManchester
Lutz Children’s MuseumManchester
Manchester History CenterManchester
Old Manchester MuseumManchester
Gurleyville Grist MillMansfield
Mansfield Historical Society MuseumMansfield
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research CenterMashantucket
Andrews HomesteadMeriden
Solomon Goffe HouseMeriden
Middlebury Historical Society MuseumMiddlebury
Davison Art CenterMiddletown
Greater Middletown Military MuseumMiddletown
Kidcity Children’s MuseumMiddletown
Middlesex County Historical Society MuseumMiddletown
Middletown Sports Hall of Fame and MuseumMiddletown
Wadsworth Mansion at Long HillMiddletown
Milford Historical MuseumMilford
Warren’s Occult MuseumMonroe
Gateway Museum at Nature’s Art VillageMontville
The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art VillageMontville
Amasa Day House MuseumMoodus
James Morris MuseumMorris
Denison HomesteadMystic
Denison Pequotsepos Nature CenterMystic
Mystic Museum of ArtMystic
Mystic SeaportMystic
Portersville AcademyMystic
Naugatuck Historical Society MuseumNaugatuck
New Britain Industrial MuseumNew Britain
New Britain Museum of American ArtNew Britain
New Britain Youth MuseumsNew Britain
Glass HouseNew Canaan
New Canaan Historical Society MuseumsNew Canaan
Rogers Studio and MuseumNew Canaan
Tool MuseumNew Canaan
ArtspaceNew Haven
Connecticut Children’s MuseumNew Haven
Cushing CenterNew Haven
Knights of Columbus MuseumNew Haven
MacDonough Gallery of Albertus Magnus CollegeNew Haven
New Haven Museum and Historical SocietyNew Haven
Pardee Morris HouseNew Haven
Peabody Museum of Natural HistoryNew Haven
Seton Gallery of the University of New HavenNew Haven
Yale Center for British ArtNew Haven
Yale University Art GalleryNew Haven
Yale University Collection of Musical InstrumentsNew Haven
Cummings Art GalleriesNew London
Custom House Maritime MuseumNew London
Fort Trumbull State ParkNew London
Hempsted HousesNew London
Lyman Allyn Art MuseumNew London
Monte Cristo CottageNew London
Shaw Mansion MuseumNew London
U.S. Coast Guard MuseumNew London
New Milford Historical Society and MuseumNew Milford
Enoch Kelsey HouseNewington
Kellogg-Eddy HouseNewington
Matthew Curtiss HouseNewtown
Children’s Museum of Southeastern ConnecticutNiantic
Center for Contemporary PrintmakingNorwalk
Lockwood-Mathews MansionNorwalk
Mill Hill Historic ParkNorwalk
Norwalk Historical Society MuseumNorwalk
Sheffield Island LighthouseNorwalk
Sono Switchtower MuseumNorwalk
Stepping Stones Museum for ChildrenNorwalk
Leffingwell House MuseumNorwich
Nathaniel Backus HouseNorwich
Slater Memorial Museum and Converse Art Gallery at Norwich Free AcademyNorwich
Florence Griswold MuseumOld Lyme
Lyme Academy College of Fine ArtsOld Lyme
Academy MuseumOrange
Bryan-Andrew HouseOrange
Stone-Otis HouseOrange
Stanton-Davis Homestead MuseumPawcatuck
Plainville Historic CenterPlainville
Brayton Grist MillPomfret
Ruth Callander House Museum of Portland HistoryPortland
Hotchkiss House MuseumProspect
Gertrude Warner Boxcar MuseumPutnam
Putnam Memorial State Park MuseumRedding
Aldrich Contemporary Art MuseumRidgefield
Keeler Tavern MuseumRidgefield
New England Civil War MuseumRockville
Academy Hall MuseumRocky Hill
Dinosaur State Park and ArboretumRocky Hill
Salem Historical Society and MuseumSalem
D’Elia Antique Tool MuseumScotland
Edward Waldo HouseScotland
Huntington HomesteadScotland
Gay-Hoyt HouseSharon
Shelton History CenterShelton
Northrop House MuseumSherman
Old Store MuseumSherman
Phelps Tavern MuseumSimsbury
Somers Historical Society MuseumSomers
Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse MuseumSouth Windsor
Wood Memorial LibrarySouth Windsor
Barnes MuseumSouthington
Southington Historical SocietySouthington
Gasoline Alley Automotive MuseumStafford Springs
Northeast States Civilian Conservation Corps MuseumStafford Springs
Stafford Historical Society MuseumStafford Springs
Hoyt-Barnum HouseStamford
Stamford Museum and Nature CenterStamford
Captain Palmer HouseStonington
Old Lighthouse MuseumStonington
Ballard Institute and Museum of PuppetryStorrs
Connecticut State Museum of Natural HistoryStorrs
Contemporary Art Galleries at UConnStorrs
Husky Heritage Sports MuseumStorrs
William Benton Museum of ArtStorrs
Boothe Memorial Park and MuseumStratford
Captain David Judson HouseStratford
Connecticut Air and Space CenterStratford
Merritt Parkway MuseumStratford
National Helicopter MuseumStratford
King House MuseumSuffield
Phelps-Hatheway HouseSuffield
Lock Museum of AmericaTerryville
Railroad Museum of New EnglandThomaston
Seth-Thomas Bradstreet HouseThomaston
Thomaston Historical Society MuseumThomaston
Thompson Historical Society MuseumThompson
Tourtelotte Memorial RoomThompson
Daniel Benton HomesteadTolland
Hicks-Stearns Family MuseumTolland
Old Tolland County CourthouseTolland
Old Tolland County Jail and MuseumTolland
Hotchkiss-Fyler House MuseumTorrington
Torrington History MuseumTorrington
Trumbull Historical Society MuseumTrumbull
Unionville MuseumUnionville
Vernon Historical Society MuseumVernon
Gunn Memorual Library and MuseumWashington
Institute For American Indian StudiesWashington
Mattatuck MuseumWaterbury
Millstone Energy Education CenterWaterford
Waterford Historical Society MuseumsWaterford
Children’s MuseumWest Hartford
Joseloff GalleryWest Hartford
Museum of Jewish CivilizationWest Hartford
Noah Webster HouseWest Hartford
Silpe GalleryWest Hartford
University of Saint Joseph Art GalleryWest Hartford
Savin Rock MuseumWest Haven
Ward-Heitman HouseWest Haven
Wheeler HouseWestport
Buttolph–Williams HouseWethersfield
Webb-Deane-Stevens MuseumWethersfield
Wethersfield MuseumWethersfield
Connecticut Eastern Railroad MuseumWillimantic
Windham Textile and History MuseumWillimantic
Weir Farm National Historic SiteWilton
Wilton Heritage MuseumWilton
Solomon Rockwell HouseWinchester
Jillson House MuseumWindham
Hezekiah Chaffee HouseWindsor
Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco MuseumWindsor
Northwest Park Nature CenterWindsor
Oliver Ellsworth HomesteadWindsor
Strong-Howard HouseWindsor
Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of ConnecticutWindsor
Windsor Historical Society MuseumWindsor
New England Air MuseumWindsor Locks
Noden-Reed Park MuseumWindsor Locks
American Museum of Tort LawWinsted
Wolcott Historical Society MuseumWolcott
Darling House MuseumWoodbridge
Glebe HouseWoodbury
Roseland CottageWoodstock
Woodstock Historical Society MuseumWoodstock

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