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Top Attractions

Benjamin Douglas House - located on South Main Street, this site is known to be a stop on the underground railroad and has a real sense of history. Across the road from the house is the Civil War Monument that lists among others, African American soldier James Power and there is alo a sculpture of Henry Clay Work.

Historic Main Street - located between Wesleyan University and the Connecticut River, Main Street has dozens of great restaurants and lovely old buildings. This is also the main hub for shopping, entertainment and art galleries in Middletown.

Washington Street Cemetery - this historic cemetery has the graves of local African American's including Fanny Bemon who was the mother of one of Connecticuts best known civil rights leaders, Amos Bemon. There are also graves of the men from the 9th Regiment and other african American units that fought in Connecticut during the civil war.

Pegasus Gallery and The Niche - located in Chapman Hall , the small Pegasus Gallery hosts four major art exhibits during the year showcasing works by local artists and works from private collections. Additional artworks that are usually three dimensional are displayed in The Niche which is located in Founders Hall.

Taj of India This small and quiet restaurant is located on Main Street near the movie theater. It has excellent food, is very inexpensive, and offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. Their breads are delicious, and if you're unsure of what to order, try the sample platter. It's loaded with tasty and aromatic offerings that'll make you wonder why you waited so long to try Indian.
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Middletown Shopping

Middletown has a number a lovely galleries where visitors can purchase origional works of art by Connecticut artists. The town is relatively small and main street is the place where most of the shops and galleries are located making it easy to go shopping even if you do not have a car available. A great place to visist is Wesleyan Potters located at 350 S Main Street.

Wesleyan is a non profit cooperative guild that was founded to develope skills in crafts. Visitors can tour the pottery and weaving studio and buy the unique hancrafted items.

Middletown Activities

Connecticut River - the green areas around the river are great for children to run and play at one of the playgrounds and activities at the river include boating and angling..

Kidcity Childrens Museum - located in Washington Street, the museum has unique, whimsical rooms filled with fun and educational hands on exhibits for children and adults of all ages. Visitors can ride a giant se saw rainstick in the Musical Planet exhibit or explore the Toddler Sea Caves exhibit.

Middletown Restaurants and Bars

Middletown Restaurants

Its Only Natural - located at 386 Main Street. This fresh, funky restaurant has a vibey atmosphere and a gallery that showcases a dozen Connecticut artists. The chef and owner, Mark Shadle has daily specials featuring fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes as well as great coffee that can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio.

Tavern at the Armory - located at 70 Main Street. The tavern has a stunning Colonial style dinning area that features beautiful antique wooden floors and lovely pine paneling. The menu is extensive and focuses on delicious traditional New England dishes such as their famous chowder. Open daily.

Vito's Restaurant and Bar - located at 871 Newfield Street. Vito's has an impressive wine bar and uses only the freshest ingredients for its dishes. The menu has a large range of pizzas and fresh pasta dishes that are some of the best in the state. Open daily.

Mikado Sushi Bar and Grille - located at 3 Melilli Plaza. This reasonably priced restaurant is a real favourite among locals for its delicious sushi and sashami. Open daily.

O Roukes - located at 728 Main Street. This old style diner evokes the atmosphere of the 1950's with its worn formica tables, marble counter and jukebox at every booth. The menu is excellent with specials including griddle bread pancakes, four star muffins and smoked salmon croissants.

Middletown Bars & Clubs

Eli Canons Tap Room - located at 695 Main Street. Eli's has a laidback atmosphere with a crazy mix of barber chairs, leather couches, thetre seats and chairs where you can sit and enjjoy a glass of cold, fresh ale. There are 36 varieties of real ale on tap rotating constantly.

Bar 386 - located 386 Main Road. A favourite hangout amongst locals, Bar 386 is a great place to dance and listen to music or simply sit back and relax.

Elizabeth's Bar and Restaurant - located at 825 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill. A friendly atmosphere at Elizabeth's makes everyone feel welcome. There is a large casual dinning room with daily lunch and dinner specials as well as a vibrant dance floor and a full bar.

Harbor Park - located at 80 Harbor Drive. Located right on the picturesque Connecticut River with lovely views, Harbor Park has a patio with live music daily and dance music inside.

Middletown children's activities

Connecticut River - the green areas around the river are great for children to run and play at one of the playgrounds and activities at the river include boating and angling..

Kidcity Childrens Museum - located in Washington Street, the museum has unique, whimsical rooms filled with fun and educational hands on exhibits for children and adults of all ages. Visitors can ride a giant se saw rainstick in the Musical Planet exhibit or explore the Toddler Sea Caves exhibit.

Useful Middletown Links

Downtown Middletown
This website lists all the current shopping and dining info for the historic Main Street district.

Kidcity Children's Museum
Info on the children's museum, and other shops, restaurants and things to do in town.

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