Asylum Hill Walking Tours

Asylum Hill Walking Tours

The 2019 Summer Walking Tour Series

DateTourStarting LocationGuide
April 30The 20th Anniversary of the Arrow-Hart FireCorner of Farmington and Sigourney, in front of the Aetna signDavid Corrigan
May 7Wallace Stevens WalkVisitor's Entrance, off Cogswell StreetJim Finnegan
Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens
May 14HSO Concert ILiam McGee Park, 140 Garden Street
The Hartford
May 21Forgotten Asylum HillVisitor's Entrance, off Cogswell StreetJonathan Clark
Asylum Hill Resident
May 28I-84 Viaduct ProjectVisitor's Entrance, off Cogswell StreetMarcy Miller et al.
ConnDOT, TranSystems, Fitzgerald & Halliday
June 4HSO Concert IILiam McGee Park, 140 Garden Street
The Hartford
June 11American School for the DeafVisitor's Entrance, off Cogswell StreetJean Linderman
American School for the Deaf
June 19Gospels in Stone: The Churches on the HillCathedral Green, 809 Asylum AvenueMary Falvey
Hartford Preservation Alliance

All tours start at Noon, unless otherwise noted.

Tours run rain or shine and please wear comfortable shoes.

Tours will run approximately one hour -- but don't be worried about leaving early if you need to get back to the office. None of our guides will take it personally.  Also, don't be worried if you want to linger a bit in order to ask questions.  Our guides love their topics, and they're always happy to take questions!

Some Changes from Last Year

The biggest change this year is that tours will run on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.  We also plan to run all of our organized tours this year before the Fourth of July, but we may run a surprise or otherwise experimental tour occasionally over the remainder of the summer.

Another change is that all but two of our tours this year will depart from The Hartford's visitors lot off of Cogswell Street.  The Hartford will have a food truck each Tuesday at this location, so if you come a little early you can sample some local truck-bound cuisine.

Support for these tours is generously provided by

For more information, contact David Corrigan, NINA Program Manager, at 860-244-9390 or by e-mail, or sign up for our new Summer Walking Tour newsletter, which will be distributed weekly throughout the summer.