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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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CONSISTENTLY WORTHWHILE The Wadsworth Atheneum, one of the best art museums between New York and... read more

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America’s first public museum

This is a very well planned and designed museum. The gift of JP Morgan’s art of one third of his... read more

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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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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
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Reviewed yesterday

CONSISTENTLY WORTHWHILE The Wadsworth Atheneum, one of the best art museums between New York and Boston, has been a Hartford institution since the 1840s. It houses an impressive variety of paintings, sculptures, and other works – from Chinese porcelains to beautifully crafted colonial furniture to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very well planned and designed museum. The gift of JP Morgan’s art of one third of his personal collection is impressive. The museum is divided into several wings with excellent art collections representing multiple countries and schools of art. There are very...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wadsworth is much more than just an "art" museum. It offers great cinema, Sunday concerts in the atrium, good dining and shopping options, and wonderful programs for children and adults. What more could we ask for? We visit again and again, and never tire...More

Thank travelfreak53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AA good selection of various art genres and the annual Christmas Tree exhibit and sale is great. Area near Atheneum is picking up with the recent opening of UConn Hartford

Thank JLVTraveler
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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 28 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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 19 November 2017

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 11 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 11 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

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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