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Dec 8, 2012 - Maritime Museums in Connecticut

Hiring a charter bus, coach bus, crew bus, party bus, school bus or mini bus from Bus Charter Hartford allows you easy access to the entire state of Connecticut. One of the New England states, Connecticut is bordered by Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Connecticut is named for the river that runs through the state.

Dutch traders explored the region in 1641, and constructed a fort at Dutch Point, in what is now present day Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. It wasn’t until the 1630s when major settlements were developed by the English. In 1662, the three major colonies in Connecticut were merged into a Crown Colony. This colony was one of the original 13 colonies which rebelled against English rule and secured independence for what became the United States.

Situated as it is fronting Long Island Sound, Connecticut has a strong maritime tradition. This tradition continues to this day, and is reflected in the number of maritime and naval museums located in the state and you can visit them all quite easily when you have the luxury of being driven around in a comfortable charter bus, party bus or any other different types of bus charter vehicle.

The Connecticut River Museum is managed by the non-profit Connecticut River Foundation. The museum concentrates on the research and preservation of the history of the Connecticut River, and its maritime history. It has a collection of books, documents and artifacts pertaining to the river.

Take the rented charter bus to visit the Submarine Force Museum is operated by the U.S. Navy, and houses the U.S.S. Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine. The museum maintains an unparalleled collection of submarine artifacts, numbering well over 30,000 pieces. It also contains a 6,000 volume reference library pertaining to submarines and submarine operations. Exhibits change constantly, so return visits always bring something new.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a fun family destination. Focusing on the marine flora and fauna of Long Island Sound, the Maritime Aquarium also boasts of an IMAX theater. Visiting speakers such as Dr Sylvia Earle, famous for her shark research, give talks on the importance of conserving the marine environment. Take a charter bus tour and discover how the museum’s main attraction are its harbor seals.

A charter bus visit to Mystic Seaport : The Museum, will give you a look into Connecticut’s rich maritime history. Here you will find all things nautical. A huge collection of paintings, pictures, maps, books, film and video, coupled with a collection of over 500 watercraft, gives the visitor an educational experience. A visit to the restoration shipyard should be included, where the visitor is able to observe tools and techniques used in the repair and restoration of maritime vessels.

Being a small state, getting from one point to another in Connecticut is easy, provided you have the right means of transportation. Give Bus Charter Hartford a call and we shall be pleased to provide you with our friendly and efficient service.