Hayfield Quality Tours

Receptive & Tour Operator

Phone/Fax (518) 798-1253

PO Box 4042, Queensbury, NY 12804 • Doris Herwig, Tour Planner • email: hayfield@capital.net

Connecticut

Striking an impressive pose, the gold-domed Connecticut State Capital, Hartford................


Called "Constitution State" and "Nutmeg State", Connecticut has a long history dating from early colonial times, influential in development of the federal government. First European settlers were Dutch, then in 1630's the English,
each founding their own "colony". Together they established documents of Fundamental Orders, considered first constitution in North America. From ocean to back-country, history and beauty.

IDEA CENTER
for Tour Operators, Wholesalers, Group Leaders,
Clubs, Banks, Schools, and Meeting Planners

whose groups of 30 or more persons are traveling by motorcoach.

Let Hayfield Tours prepare an exciting tour for your group
from the Idea Center or from an idea of your own.

NOTE: These tours are not for individual travelers.

..........................Contact your local Tour Operator, AAA, Bus Company or Receptive for tours you can join.

 


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INDEX OF  CONNECTICUT TOURS

Tour # M-1 - Grotton - New Haven - New London
Tour # M-2 - Mystic Magic
Tour # M-3 - Neighbors

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Tour # C-1 - GROTTON  -  NEW  HAVEN - NEW  LONDON
Grotton is the nation’s largest submarine producer, including U.S.S. Nautilus. New Haven was laid out by Puritans
1638 and home of Yale. New London is a seaport city and port of entry on the northeast coast of US. Together
they create a fascinating look at beginnings of our country.


Seal watching at Hammonsasset Beach State Park

NEW  HAVEN
* Yale  University 1701. Guided tour of campus.
* Seal Watching. Cruise off shoreline to see magnificent creatures and watch their antics.
* Whale Oil Walk. At end of Captain's Walk is Whale Oil Row, with 4 Greek Revival houses built 1830 by
leaders of whale oil business. #1 contains Information Center, #3 “Tale of the Whale Museum”, with fully
equipped whaleboat and huge whale jawbone.

NEW  LONDON
* Coast Guard Academy. While smallest of all national military schools, it is an "open installation" with cadet-
led tours.
* Nathan Hale’s Schoolhouse. Connecticut's state hero Nathan Hale taught New London youth here.  For the
6th time in its 235-yr. history, little 1,200 sf building, sometimes irreverently referred to as "America's oldest
mobile home", has again been shuffled to new spot in city's downtown public area called The Parade.

GROTTON
* Monument House Museum. Built 1826-1830, oldest monument of its type in country. Built of granite, quarried
locally, monument stands 135’ tall honoring defenders who fell during Battle of Grotton Heights Sept. 6, 1781.
* U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum. Includes model of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus from Jules Verne’s “20,000
Leagues Under the Sea”.
* Nautilus. Board this phenomenal ship for first-hand look at history.
* Lobster Feast
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Tour # C-2 - MYSTIC MAGIC
Mystic Seaport is nation's leading living history maritime museum consisting of village, whaling ships, and 17
acres of exhibits depicting coastal life in New England in 19th century..


Connecticut has beautiful seaport sun and sea beaches.

MYSTIC
* Mystic Seaport Village and Museum. 1929 “Museum of America and the Sea” , the nation's leading maritime museum. Experience American maritime history by climbing aboard historic tall ships, stroll thru recreated 19th
century coastal village, watch working preservation shipyard in action.

* Olde Mystic Village. New England style shopping experience totally unique. Wander along brick pathways to
more than 40 stores selling exceptional items from world over, dining pleasures in variety of restaurants... all in
tranquil, beautiful, friendly environment.
* Mystic Aquarium & Institute of Exploration. Close encounters of incredible kinds. Two institutions merged
to offer new experience.
* Cruise. Mystic River aboard “Sabino”.
* Clambake Dinner. “Lobster in the Rough”.
* Foxwoods Casino. 1986 Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation opened original high-stakes bingo hall now known
as Foxwoods, comprising 6 casinos offering 6,200 slot machines, 380 tables for 17 different types of table games,
including 100 for poker, luxurious, high-tech Race Book, world's largest Bingo Hall, largest casino in North America.

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Tour # C-3 - NEIGHBORS
They were neighbors, they were friends, and together they were a powerhouse in their era.


Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, next door neighbors and literary friends.

HARTFORD
* Harriet Beecher Stowe Home & Museum. Best known as author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which helped galvanize abolitionist cause and contributed to outbreak of Civil War. Next door neighbor and good friend of Mark Twain.

* Lunch. Riverside.
* Mark Twain Home & Museum. Unique Victorian home, one of Americaʼs most beloved authors.
* Wadsworth Atheneum of Art. Founded 1842, features priceless collection of American and European paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

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