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  • Free admission ($15 value)
  • Free group tours & class visits ($120 value)

An independent cultural arts organization inside the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, comprising 7,000 original paintings, sculpture, artifacts, historical documents and photographs, as well as memorabilia and rare books that document the African American experience.

The Amistad Center
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 838-4133

  • Free group tours & class visits

Real Art Ways is an alternative multidisciplinary arts organization that presents and supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new work and creatively engages, builds and informs audiences and communities.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 232-1006

  • Free admission ($15 value)
  • Free custom group tours ($50 value)
  • Free admission to special college events
  • Access to the Auerbach Art Library
  • Internship opportunities
  • Sketching permitted for works in the permanent collection

Founded in 1842, this Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest, continuously operating public art museum in the United States. For custom tours, contact a group visit associate one month in advance at (860) 838-4046. 

The Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670


  • Free admission ($12 value)
  • Member-priced event tickets
  • Member discounts in store and for programs
  • Custom introductory & behind-the-scenes tours
  • Access to the Waterman Research Center

Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, archive, and education center. Visitors can research family history, explore an extensive costume and textile collection, and more. The Waterman Research Center is your point of access to the millions of objects, manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and historical documents.

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621

  • Free admission ($10 value)
  • Member-priced event tickets
  • 10% museum shop discount
  • Custom field trips
  • Access to collections
  • Internship opportunities
  • Reduced rental rates

3 of CT Landmarks’ 11 historic properties are within walking distance: the Butler McCook House & Garden (a family who loved music, art, and travel), the Isham-Terry House (home to Dr. Oliver Isham and his medical practice), and the Amos Bull House (built in 1789 as a dry goods store and a residence).

Connecticut Landmarks
59 South Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 247-8996

  • Free admission ($8 value)
  • Free group tours ($50 value)
  • Custom field trips & workshops
  • In-class staff visits
  • Access to research materials
  • Internship opportunities

Connecticut’s Old State House reawakens citizen engagement and awareness. You’ll find unique exhibits, original legislative rooms, and even a recreation of Joseph Steward’s 1798 museum of curiosities.

Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
(860) 522-6766

  • Free tour admission w/+1 ($20 value)
  • Free group tours ($160 value)
  • Member-priced event tickets
  • 10% museum shop discount
  • In-class staff visits
  • Access to research library

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe’s Hartford home, presenting public conversations and programs that inspire positive action including: Salons at Stowe, author events, film screenings, book discussions, self-guided garden tours, and more. 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-9258

  • No admission fee
  • Free access to digital and physical collections (some resources may require Hartford Public Library card)
  • Open for class visits (limited hours)

Located on the 3rd floor of the Hartford Public Library at 500 Main Street, the Hartford History Center is a great resource for research projects on Hartford topics and for class visits. Access online resources or book an in-person research appointment via the HHC website. Faculty who wish to design projects or arrange class visits should contact the center for assistance.

Hartford History Center
3rd Floor, Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 695-6297
Hartford History Center Website

THE Mark Twain House & MUSEUM
  • Free house tour with CCC ID ($26 value)
  • Member-priced event tickets
  • Access to research library
  • Custom field trips & workshops

In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, the Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark, offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 247-0998


  • Discounted student tickets for select shows
    (announced through college email)
  • Group events for students, staff, and faculty
    (announced through college email)
  • Free One Note tickets (What is One Note?)*
  • Internship opportunities

Built in 1930, the Bushnell presents more than 350 events annually, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts, and community events.

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-5900

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

To purchase tickets, call the Bushnell Box Office (860) 987-5900 or visit in person. You must show your CCC ID when picking up your tickets at Will Call. *Discount applies to one or more tickets with a current CCC ID.

The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. The HSO captivates and inspires audiences of all ages by presenting more than 100 concerts annually. 

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 244-2999


  • Benefits for Capital students and faculty/staff for One Play Dates:

    • $5 tickets are available for One Play performance dates only. Go to One Play page for information on discounts, programming, and workshops.

    Benefits for Capital students with Capital ID:

    • Up to two tickets for $10 each for any performance (subject to availability, bronze seating only) — no additional fees

    Benefits for Capital faculty/staff with Capital ID:

    • 50% off the price of up to two tickets for any performance (subject to availability, bronze seating only) — no additional fees.

    Hartford Stage’s mission is to enlighten, entertain, and educate by creating theatrical works of the highest caliber that have a transformative impact on audiences, the community, and its field.

    Hartford Stage
    50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    Box Office: 860.527.5151

Heartbeat Ensemble
  • $5 performance tickets ($50 value)*
  • Subsidized theater rentals
  • *Buy up to two $5 tickets.

Across the street from the Mark Twain House, HartBeat Ensemble offers audiences live performance and guided conversations. Education Programs (Youth Play Institute, Startin’ Drama, and more) teach conflict resolution, civic engagement, and deeper learning. Please note: HartBeat Ensemble’s policy is that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

HartBeat Ensemble
360 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT  06105
(860) 548-9144

HHP Liaison:
Julia Rosenblatt, Humanities Department
[email protected], (860) 906-5206

  • $5 tickets for students ($10 value)*
  • $8 tickets for faculty & staff*
  • Backstage tours
  • In-class workshops
  • Reduced rental rates
    *Purchase tickets at the door ½ an hour before showtime with CCC ID.

Sea Tea Improv presents six or more original comedy shows every week – improv, sketch comedy, stand-up and more – in an 80-seat underground theater at 15 Asylum Street. Courses and workshops are available for all ages

Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater
15 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 578-4832


TheaterWorks Hartford
  • $5 tickets for CCC students ($30 value)*
  • $25 tickets for faculty & staff
  • Free bulk tickets for courses incorporating TheaterWorks plays
  • Backstage tours
  • See website for additional TheaterWorks Deals(college matinee, free)
    *Buy up to two $5 tickets.

Housed inside City Arts on Pearl Street (home to numerous nonprofits and performance, gallery, office, and storage spaces) TheaterWorks presents thought-provoking plays in a small intimate space with 195 seats, only 8 rows back in any direction. Purchase rush tickets at the door 1 hour prior to performance. 

TheaterWorks Hartford
233 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 527-7838


  • Instructors planning lessons can contact Rebecca Macfarlane ([email protected]) to arrange a visit
  • Bringing students: Faculty should reserve student tickets for class visits or assignments with CCC Banks Library director Dan Lewis
  • Custom field trips
  • Access to research materials

ABOUT: The first science center in the nation to use fuel cell for the majority of its power, CT Science Center features more than 165 hands-on activities and exhibits, 4 educational labs, daily programs, a gift shop, restaurant, and a 3-D digital theater.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT, 06103

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