Welcome to: Connecticut

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One of the 6 New England states, Connecticut the known for quaint, picturesque towns and coastal ports in the north and affluent suburbs of New York City in the south.

Settled by Puritans in the 1630s, Connecticut is one of the original 13 American colonies and was originally home to Mahican, Minisink, Mohegan, Pequot, Nipmuc, and Quiripi tribes. Nicknamed the Constitution State for its historical role in incorporating the U.S. Constitution, Connecticut officially joined the Union on January 9, 1788.

From the whaling and fishing ports of Mystic to the intellectual hub of New Haven, Connecticut is a stronghold of American history and a frontrunner in business and industry. Its large number of waterways helped transport goods and equipment, helping it quickly become a leader in manufacture goods. Today, its top export is large machinery like aircraft turbines and jet engines.

Crisp, colorful fall days showcase the natural beauty of the state, and there are plenty of local farms, vineyards, and breweries to give tourists good reason to visit. Both New Haven and Mystic are famous for their pizza, but New Haven also gets credit for the first hamburger. Or head to Bristol to visit the oldest operating amusement park in the United States. The top destination though is Mystic Seaport. A center of shipbuilding since the 1600s, Mystic Seaport enjoyed the golden age of American maritime enterprise and still attracts people to its docks.