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Connecticut is filled with warm historically-rich stories in the form of its architecture, culture and art. Come experience them for yourself

Colonial life in Connecticut

Feb 13, 2013

When it comes to colonial history, Connecticut is known for that as its first settlers were English Puritans in 1633. Six years later, Connecticut became an English colony and part of USA as its fifth state in 1788. Now, Connecticut is known to contain Ivy League schools and a great way to visit Colonial Connecticut is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Connecticut. Travel in style and comfort through Connecticut as you visit the state’s many historical sites in your stylish and comfortable charter bus.

Connecticut’s most popular charter bus destination would be Mystic Seaport. Famous for building the first nuclear powered submarine called Nautilus, the Mystic Seaport has always been known as a boat building destination ever since the 1600s. Charter bus visitors get to learn how people of the past lived by visiting the archaic 18th century village which still holds authentic buildings, storytellers, period musicians and historians – all decked out in costumes from the colonial times. You can also drop by the famous maritime museum which features the largest compilation of relics and maritime photos in the world.

As a charter bus visitor in Mystic, don’t forget to visit Denison Homestead Museum and Pequotsepos Manor to view many old American colony buildings which survived. Check out the breathtaking heirlooms from the Denison family and take in the details of period décor and ornaments in the rooms where they retain the original construct as far back as 1717. This is the perfect destination for charter bus visitors who love authentic colonial architecture.

Next, charter bus visitors should head over to Bush Holley Historic Site. This saltbox type of house was constructed in the 1730s, with the type of style similar to New England architecture with large porches and covered balconies. This house used to be a boarding house for the first impressionist art colonists in USA with famous names such as John Henry Twachtman, J Alden Weir, and Childe Hassam. Now set aside as a National Historical Landmark, this residency has now become a museum featuring period furniture, a recreated art studio of Elmer McRae, and several impressionist art.

Do swing by with your charter bus to the New Haven Colony Historical Museum for a taste of the beginnings. New Haven Colony was actually one of the original permanent American settlements. This museum houses old photos and paintings, artifacts, old manuscripts, tableware and even a research library. Some of the famous people like Eli Whitney, Noah Webster and Nathan hail were residents here.



 For a trip back into Connecticut’s colonial times, give Bus Charter Connecticut a call to find out how they can help you plan your charter bus trip with their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

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