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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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A wonderful experience for all ages

I visited recently with my 13-year-old son, an adult friend, and her 4-year-old granddaughter. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Molly S
New Britain, Connecticut
Beautiful museum and collection

We visited for the Hudson River artists but loved the visiting complementary Norwegian landscape... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim H
Arlington, Virginia
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The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited recently with my 13-year-old son, an adult friend, and her 4-year-old granddaughter. We all had a terrific time! We came for the Festival of Trees and loved looking at all the different clever themes, as well as beautiful live music throughout the morning...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the Hudson River artists but loved the visiting complementary Norwegian landscape collection as well as the JP Morgan collection of miscellaneous treasures and also the pieces by modern notables. Beautiful museum with a nice cafe.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To describe financier J. Pierpont Morgan, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, as a passionate collector is an understatement. In the last 23 years of his life, he amassed 20,000 works of art - everything from rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture to decorative...More

Thank Linda_in_Quincy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Hartford is this fabulous Museum. Found street parking no problem and used our reciprocity agreement from the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. The staff throughout this entire museum are the most friendly and helpful I have ever experienced. Pointing...More

Thank 393-On-The-Road
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Of note, the museum is free between 4-5pm. We were on our whirlwind 3 day minivacay of CT and somehow my husband managed to get us to the museum at 3:55. And parking was available on the street!! So glad we went although I wish...More

Thank Momma L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We go every year when local organizations decorate trees and wreathes which are auctioned off, I believe. If you use a pass from your local library, you'll still have to pay a couple of dollars. We have never had a problem finding parking, but since...More

1  Thank nancym712712
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A friend of mine invited me to visit Wadsworth Atheneum Museum and I wasn't sure if I wanted to go. I had never heard of it, nor did my friend but a coworker of his gave him free ticked. I'm so glad I went because...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Always loved this stately building when I lived in Hartford, CT. So important for every city to have a museum, regardless of its size. Would love to see more art that reflects the art of CT.

Thank DianeFromCT
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Although smaller than mega-city museums, the collections are overwhelming in their size and variety. It is a shame that this museum, perhaps the oldest in the country, is overlooked in the shadows of New York and Boston.

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My husband and I have visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art multiple times, most recently on Sunday, November 5th. Our primary focus during this visit was on the current temporary exhibits, which I address first within this write-up. However, we also visited the permanent...More

Thank kzsull01
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Sharon T
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General Admission Admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum is free from 4-5 pm Wednesday-Sunday. At all other times museum admissions are: Members: Free Hartford Residents: Free Adults: $15 Seniors (62+): $12 Students (18+ with... More