Curioporium – Hartford, Connecticut - Atlas Obscura

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A journey through a curious collection of oddities and wonder.  


Designed as an immersive mixture of a supernatural antiquarian’s study and a curiosity shop, the Curioporium displays a large collection of creepy books, art, and handmade oddities, most of which are for sale.

The store is styled as a showcase of the many strange artifacts acquired by the fictional Havisham family—explorers of the supernatural and hidden places of the world. Guests to this little shop can walk through six “haunted” rooms that include: the Sanctum Obscura, a cluttered library of tomes and maps to the unknown; the Hall of Unnatural History, featuring stuffed cryptids and other beasts; the ghost-filled Parlor of Lost Souls; and more.

In addition to regular shopping, the Curioporium hosts Lantern Tours led by the Grim Reaper where guests can learn the history behind some of the objects on display. A more extensive Vault Experience is a full show of theatrics and phantasmagoric effects. 

Know Before You Go


The Curioporium is located in a shopping mall on the ground floor of an apartment complex at 1429 Park St.

Street parking is available by the building’s main entrance on Bartholomew Ave. A parking lot is also available across the street from the entrance.

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