Take a Tour of Connecticut’s beautiful State Capitol building

Connecticut State Capitol 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford

Capitol Information and Tours at the Connecticut State Capitol is operated by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund and sponsored by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, Connecticut General Assembly. General tourist information centers are located outside room 101 in the State Capitol and on the first floor, west entrance in the Legislative Office Building. Self-Guided Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed for all State Holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and December 24 through January 1. For more information

Webb Deane Stevens Museum: Travel: Cape Ann & The North Shore

August 12-15, 2024 Enjoy four days exploring historic gems of Cape Ann and the North Shore of Massachusetts with Webb Deane Stevens Museum Executive Director Brenton Grom. The itinerary includes exclusive access to private residences and collections along with specially curated experiences at several landmark museums. Take in the stately charm of Castle Hill, the Crane family estate; tour the Thomas Riggs House with owner Barbara Lambert, a retired curator from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; see the fine and decorative arts collections of renowned economist Dr. H. Woody Brock at his estate, Twin Quarries; and marvel at the color, texture, and sightlines at Beauport, the home of collector and interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper that inspired Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur. For more information

Free

Garden Dialogues 2024: Sullivan County, NY

Sullivan County NY

Sep 14, 2024 Register now to explore this stunning lakefront property designed by RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, located in the western foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Learn the secrets behind a landscape driven by collaboration between the landscape architect, architect, client, interior designer, general contractor, artists, and artisans. The tour will be led by Robin Key, founder of RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, Naomi Drucker, Partner at RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, Drew Lang and Jordi Biosca of Lang Architecture, and Interior Design firm Studio Nth. For more information

$75 – $100

2024 Annual American Society of Landscape Architects Excursion: Washington, D.C.

Oak Spring Garden Foundation Upperville, VA

Oct 04, 2024 Oak Spring, the refined and exquisite Upperville, VA estate of “Bunny” Mellon is the centerpiece of  The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) annual daylong excursion on October 4, 2024, held in conjunction with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference on Landscape Architecture. Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon gained international attention for her design of the White House Rose Garden during the Kennedy Administration, but it’s her 700-acre estate, now operated by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, where Mrs. Mellon pursued her lifelong passion for plants inspired by the history, art, and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes. TCLF’s annual, curated excursions to exceptional examples of landscape architecture and design are eagerly anticipated, extremely popular, and always sell out months in advance. For more information

$1000