Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Phone: +1-8602782670

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum that was built in 1842 and is well renowned for its distinct collection of Hudson River landscapes, European art, American and French Impressionist paintings and some modern marvels. The Wadsworth Atheneum is actually one of the oldest still-in-operation art museums in USA. Some of the most prominent artists whose artpieces are featured here are Salvador Dali, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Frederic Church. Apart from all these exhibitions, the museum building itself is a work of beauty with its castle like architecture and various statues erected over the premises.

Wadsworth Atheneum Ticket Prices


  • Given ticket is for museum admission for adults.
  • A 3 USD surcharge added to all admissions during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions.
  • Admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum is free from 4-5 pm Wednesday - Sunday.
  • For detailed prices and group admission rates please refer official website.

Entry ticket for museum:

  • Adults: 15 USD
  • Seniors(62+): 12 USD
  • Students(18+ with ID): 5 USD
  • Youth(under 18): Free
  • Hartford Residents: Free
  • Let’s GO Arts! Members: Buy one, get one free

Film Admission: 

  • Adults: 9 USD
  • Seniors and students: 8 USD

Wadsworth Atheneum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Museum closes at 3 pm the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

How To reach Wadsworth Atheneum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Bus 30, 38, 43 and others stop at Main St and Bushnell Plaza bus station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Reviews - Write a Review

  • A real gem of a museum. It's bigger than you would expect and contains some diverse collections of amazing and treasures. It is probably less well-known than some of the other big city art museums, and consequently is less busy which makes it very pleasant to visit.

  • Something has gone very wrong in one of America's great museums. To begin with, the parking garage is now closed on weekends. WHAT! If you are coming from New York you are at the mercy of limited street parking. The once fine restaurant had become little more than a mediocre sandwich shop. This is still one of the country's great art collections, and it should be a major tourist destination, but no one in charge seems to want to make it one.

  • Fantastic museum with a wonderful collection located centrally in Hartford. I visited for a class project and I learned quite a lot! I can't wait to go back and spend a proper amount of time.

  • The building that the museum is in is quite spectacular and inspiring by itself. The exhibits are also great, and numerous. You'll need a full day to visit everything, and a couple if you want to take your time with everything. The Cabinet of Curiosity is just bursting with intriguing artifacts, you could spend hours there alone! Another great exhibit is the massive hall filled with hundreds of paintings from top to bottom, wall to wall; it's awe inspiring!

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  • It's a gem, it should be packed all the time. Truly a mesmerizing place. Lots of thoughts and efforts put on exhibits. On a minor note, I wish the "guns" and not-that-stimulating items from the Colt family were removed. Aren't there any cool stuff from Hartford that do not involve firearms (like bicycles for instance)?

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