Adult Group Tours
Looking to add a cultural destination to your itinerary? Visit the oldest public art museum in the United States! View 50,000 years of art history in a single visit while touring our galleries of outstanding Renaissance and Baroque paintings, the Morgan collection of European decorative arts, the Wallace Nutting collection of American colonial furniture and decorative arts, costumes and textiles, African American art, Hudson River School landscape paintings, European and American Impressionist paintings, modern and Surrealist masterpieces, and contemporary art of diverse media. Learn more about the museum’s collection.
To schedule your group tour call (860) 838-4046.
Group Tour Themes
With so many objects to choose from, every highlights tour is unique. Let our docents introduce you to works you haven’t seen before, or surprise you with new ways of looking at old favorites and deepen your appreciation for the our collection.
View our exhibitions page, and select from current and upcoming exhibitions.
Hudson River School Collection
America’s first national school of landscape painting created panoramas that glorified the serene wonders of the American wilderness.
The Amistad Center
Explore the art, historical collections and exhibitions of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth Atheneum, and learn about the artistic, historical and cultural contributions of African Americans.
Make a day of it in Hartford and visit three of the city’s cultural crown jewels including The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Let us help you create a memorable experience, themed to match your group’s interests and showcasing the breadth of these museums. Your group will enjoy a cultural immersion that’s rich in history, literature and art. Visit all three sites at the special reduced rate of $33/person.
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Festival of Trees & Traditions is an annual holiday event that celebrates artists, organizations and individuals in the community who have designed and donated creative and fanciful trees, wreaths, and other holiday items. Musical entertainment, art activities for children, and the opportunity to purchase holiday items make Festival a cherished occasion at the start of the holidays. Please consider these notes when making a reservation: The museum is open to the public on Tuesday during Festival. The museum opens to the public at 10 am on weekdays as well as the weekend.
Fine Art & Flowers
Celebrate spring with the annual Fine Art & Flowers show. Masterworks from the museum’s permanent collection are paired with imaginative floral arrangements and create stunning interpretations and tributes to the art. Special events are scheduled daily including a docent tour, garden and flower talks, floral arrangement demonstrations, and a garden boutique featuring hand-made arts and crafts for sale by local artisans.