Eastern Region

Attractions
 
USS Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum - Board the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Museum recounts history of the U.S. Submarine Force. Working periscopes, mini-subs, mini-theaters. Gift shop, picnic area.

Windham Textile & History Museum - Museum preserves the textile industry of southern New England . Exhibits include thread factory floor, rooms form a workers' rowhouse, and owner's mansion.

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut - An interactive, hands-on, educational opportunity for the children. Don't miss Nursery Rhyme Land for toddlers and Kidsville, an entire kids-size town where young imaginations soar. The Discovery Room and outdoor Garden will delight scientists ages 6 and up. Would-be builders may create wonders in the CAN-STRUCT building exhibit.

The Submarine Force Museum - The Submarine Force Museum is home of Historic Ship NAUTILUS (SSN 571), the first nuclear-powered submarine and is also the United States Navy's official submarine museum.

Mystic Aquarium - Explore the new Mystic Aquarium and embark upon an exciting adventure that will take you from shallow sunlit seas to the dark reaches of the deep ocean. A journey that will forever change your view of our ocean planet.

Prudence Crandall House Museum - The site of New England's first academy for black girls established by Prudence Crandall, 1833-1834. The Museum, includes three period rooms, changing exhibits on a variety of themes, a small research library available by appointment for in-house study, and a museum gift shop.

Route 169 (National Scenic Byway) - Consider everything you know about New England -- spectacular autumn color, historic buildings, charming cities -- and you will have an idea of what you will find on Connecticut Route 169.

 
Florence Griswold Museum - Here is a collection of important American paintings on the walls of an house -- an architectural treasure itself -- where the artists lived and worked, in a setting much the same today as it was at the turn of the century. Here, too, is the repository of the area's history, collected in the archives and artifacts of the Lyme Historical Society.

Captain Bob's Thimble Island Tours - Tour this fables archipelage, where Captain Kidd hid from his British pursuers. On the boat ride you will hear many, many stories, legends and history on a lively, 45 minute narrated tour.

Mystic Seaport - Take part in all three Mystic Seaport adventures - the bustling 19th-century village of tall ships and historic buildings, exhibit galleries brimming with the culture of seafaring lives, and a unique shipyard where the nearly lost art of wooden shipbuilding endures - to find out how the sea has touched you, your family and our nation.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center - Multi-sensory dioramas and exhibits of eastern woodland and Mashantucket Pequot life. Films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, and commissioned works of art and traditional crafts by Native artisans are featured in the exhibits.

Nathan Hale Homestead - Here you will find information about Captain Nathan Hale, famous American Revolutionary War patriot and the official Connecticut State Hero. You will also learn about his family, their homestead, and the many education programs, tours, and resources that are available at Hale Homestead.

Roseland Cottage - Roseland Cottage depicts the summer life of a prosperous family in mid 19th-century America. Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, the house provided a seasonal escape from a more formal city existence for Henry Chandler Bowen and his family.

      

    



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