Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Colonial life in Connecticut

Connecticut has a long connection to colonial history from when it was first settled by English Puritans in 1633. Connecticut became an English colony six years later and the fifth state of the United States of America in 1788. Today Connecticut is home to Ivy League schools and only five cities, 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.
Drop by one of Connecticut’s most visited charter bus destinations, Mystic Seaport. Perhaps most famous for building the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the Mystic Seaport has been in the boat building business since the 1600's. Charter bus visitors can get an idea of what life was like in the past by visiting the 18th century village in the bay that boasts authentic buildings, storytellers, period musicians and historians in costumes dating back to colonial times, as well as the famous maritime museum, which contains the biggest compilation of maritime pictures and relics in the world.
While you’re visiting Mystic on your charter bus, drop by the Denison Homestead Museum and Pequotsepos Manor to see some of the oldest surviving buildings erected in the American colonies. Marvel at heirlooms from the Denison family and view the period decor that ornaments many of the rooms, most of them retaining the adornments and original construction dating back to 1717. Open from mid-May until mid-October, this is the perfect destination for charter bus visitors seeking authentic colonial period architecture.
Take your charter bus and head over to the Bush Holley Historic Site. Constructed in the 1730s, this saltbox style house in Greenwich is typical of New England architecture, featuring a large, deep covered porch overhung by a large covered balcony. The residence was originally a boarding house frequented by members of the first impressionist art colony in America, including artists such as John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam. Now gazetted as a National Historic Landmark, the house is a museum filled with period furniture, the American impressionist art of several painters and the recreated art studio used by Elmer McRae.
Going back to the earliest recorded beginnings of Connecticut’s colonial history, head over in your charter bus to the New Haven Colony Historical Museum. Predating the Connecticut Colony, the New Haven Colony was one of the original permanent American settlements. The Historical Society museum features many old photographs and paintings, artifacts, tableware, old manuscripts, industrial exhibits and a top rate research library. Some of New Haven's most notable residents include Eli Whitney, Nathan Hale and Noah Webster.
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.