Butler-McCook House & Garden

Take a tour of the restored 1865 Victorian ornamental garden on the Butler-McCook family property. After the tour, groups can draw flowers and plants from the garden and have their masterpieces framed. For an added historical experience, groups can also tour the house, where they will find original house furnishings, Victorian-era toys, paintings, and more, which were collected by the family over the course of about 200 years.
 
Contact Info
Address: 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Hartford County. Tel: 860-522-1806. Email: butler.mccook@ctlandmarks.org. Website: www.ctlandmarks.org. Hrs: May-Sept. Thurs.-Sun. 12AM-4PM, Oct.-Dec. Weekends 12AM–4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue