East Hartford is rich in cultural and recreational resources. Come and discover why East Hartford is a wonderful place to visit – from cultural heritage attractions, to outdoor recreational activities, to diverse restaurants offering international cuisine.
Located on a portion of a 624-acre mixed-use development at historic Rentschler Field, this 185,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays and huge aquariums.
475 East Hartford Blvd. North (Driving Directions to Cabela's)
Edward E. King Museum
Museum of tobacco & aviation history.
840 Main St
Futtner’s Family Farm
Pick your own tomatoes and peppers.
910 Silver Lane
Greater Hartford Arts Council
The Greater Hartford Arts Council is a leader and catalyst for the promotion, fundraising and coordination of arts and heritage programs that help celebrate our diverse cultures, enliven the spirit, and enrich the economy of Connecticut’s Capital Region.
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau
The GHCVB attracts hundreds of regional and national meetings, conventions, and trade shows to Greater Hartford each year. To help make the planning process more efficient, economical, and effective, the Bureau helps groups and meeting planners select sites, put together bid proposals, arrange site tours, promote meetings, and distribute literature.
Hartford Fine Art & Framing
Greater Hartford’s oldest fine art gallery and custom picture framers, with regular exhibitions of regionally and nationally known artists.
80 Pitkin St
Restored home of colonial saddle maker with Connecticut gambrel roof and vaulted dormer windows. Also, 1820 one-room Goodwin School House and c.1850 Burnham Blacksmith Shop. Be sure to ask about the friendly ghost.
307 Burnside Ave
Long Hill Country Club
The 18-hole course at the Long Hill Country Club facility features 6,076 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Tee times are available on weekends: Call Golf Pro Al Pascale.
130 Long Hill St
Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Tours of brewery and antique icehouse available by appointment.
776 Tolland St
Rentschler Field Stadium
Connecticut’s sports and entertainment facility and home to the UConn Huskies football team. The 40,000-seat stadium is perfect for college football, concerts, special events and more.
615 Silver Lane
Non-profit organization that produces public and private events along the Connecticut Riverfront in East Hartford & Hartford. Includes festivals, rowing, fishing, youth programs, concerts, and more.
The nationally recognized Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, held mid-summer, attracts
more than 5,000 people to East Hartford over a 4-day period. (East Hartford Parks & Recreation Department)