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Avon Old Farms Hotel is situated in the heart of Avon, Connecticut, which was founded in 1830 and is part of the historic and picturesque Farmington Valley. It is just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford and all its attractions and activities.

Our Connecticut hotel is your gateway to everything New England has to offer including public and  golf courses, fishing, canoeing, hiking, walking and bicycle trails, as well as shopping including specialty boutiques, malls, and antique stores.

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Farmington Inn

Distance from hotel: 5.7 miles
FI

827 Farmington Ave

Farmington, CT 06032

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The Simsbury Inn

Distance from hotel: 3.9 miles
SI

397 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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The Simsbury 1820 House

Distance from hotel: 5.7 miles
1820

731 Hopemeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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Seasons Restaurant

Distance from hotel: 0.0 miles
MDR

279 Avon Mountain Road

Avon, CT 06001

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Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead

Distance from hotel: 6.8 miles
Phelps Tavern

Built in 1771, Phelps House served as a tavern for travelers for more than 80 years. Today, the museum includes the tavern room, card room, kitchen, guest rooms, ballroom and meeting room, which are all filled with 18th century furniture and family items from the era.

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Governor's Horse Guard

Distance from hotel: 3.7 miles
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Established in 1778 this is the oldest active continuously mounted cavalry unit in the country.

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Connecticut Science Center

Distance from hotel: 9 miles
CT Science Center

This world-class museum makes learning fun for kids of all ages with over 165 interactive activities and exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater and diverse daily programs and events.

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New England Air Museum

Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles
NE Air Museum

The largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States, the New England Air Museum features over 100 aircraft spanning from the earliest flying contraptions to supersonic jets in three large exhibit hangars and in an outdoor display area.

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National Iwo Jima Memorial

Distance from hotel: 10.5 miles
NIJM

Learn about the bravery and sacrifices of American soldiers during one of the greatest battles in American history. The memorial features a 40-foot bronze and granite monument, two eight-foot black granite plaques honoring the clergy and medical personnel and the World War II Memorial Eternal Flame.

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New Britain Museum of American Art

Distance from hotel: 14 miles
NBMAA

Founded in 1903, the New Britain Museum of American Art is the country’s first museum focused strictly on American art and artists. Today, the museum features more than 10,236 works from the colonial portraiture era, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School and a mural series called “The Arts of Life in America” by Thomas Hart Benton.

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CT Trolley Museum

Distance from hotel: 20 miles
trolley

Dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era, the Connecticut Trolley Museum welcomes you aboard for a three-mile round trip ride on antique trolleys. Before or after your ride you can climb aboard and explore historic static trolleys, check out the interactive exhibits, visit the Fire Truck Museum and see a movie in the theater.

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Norman Rockwell Museum

Distance from hotel: 50 miles
NR Museum

Located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life, this museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including 998 original paintings and drawings, original art materials, his library, furnishings, and personal items, photographs, letters and more.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Distance from hotel: 32 miles
Basketball Hall of Fame

In addition to fascinating bios on its more than 300 inductees, the Basketball Hall of Fame features 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, skills games, live clinics and shooting contest games.

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The Pickin' Patch

Distance from hotel: 2.5 miles
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The Pickin Patch is one of Connecticut's longest running farms, established in 1666! Open Seasonally for pick your produce and vegetables.

Farm Store open daily

Kid Friendly

Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in the Fall- Tuesday- Friday in October 9AM-4PM. Cider and donuts available seasonally.

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Hill-Stead Museum

Distance from hotel: 6.3 miles
Hill-Stead

35 Mountain Road Farmington, CT 06032

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Wadsworth Atheneum

Distance from hotel: 9.1 miles
EK

600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103

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Mark Twain House

Distance from hotel: 8.0 miles
MT House

Photo Credit: John Groo

351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Distance from hotel: 8.1 miles
HBS House

77 Forest Street Hartford, CT 06105

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The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

Distance from hotel: 4.0 miles
EK

110 Albany Turnpike Canton, CT 06019

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Huck Finn Adventures

Distance from hotel: .2 miles
EK

21 Waterville Road Avon, CT 06001

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Blue Back Square

Distance from hotel: 6.7 miles
BBS

65 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

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The Bushnell

Distance from hotel: 9.0 miles
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166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

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Ski Sundown

Distance from hotel: 11.8 miles
Ski Sundown

126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, CT 06057

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International Skating Center

Distance from hotel: 8.0 miles
EK

1375 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

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Xfinity Theatre

Distance from hotel: 9.9 miles
EK

61 Savitt Way, Hartford, CT 06120

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Lake Compounce

Distance from hotel: 20.2 miles
LC

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010

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Talcott Mountain State Park

Distance from hotel: 4.8 miles
HT

560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002

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Elizabeth Park

Distance from hotel: 6.4 miles
EP

1561 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

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Bridge Street Live

Distance from hotel: 6.4 miles
BSL

Photo Credit: Christine Petit of LePetit Studio

41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT 06019

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Antiques on the Farmington

Distance from hotel: 6.5 miles
EK

10 Depot Street, Collinsville, CT  06019

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Tunxis Country Club

Distance from hotel: 5.1 miles
EK

87 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT  06032

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Hartford Connecticut Temple

Distance from hotel: 6.5 miles
EK

2 Central Way, Farmington, CT 06032

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West Farms Mall

Distance from hotel: 8.2 miles
EK

1500 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110

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UCONN Medical Center

Distance from hotel: 6.6 miles
Uconn

Photo Credit: Janine Gelineau

263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

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Avon Old Farms Hotel

279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT 06001

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