HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s tourism industry is getting a boost from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

Burns announced Wednesday that he has partnered with a luxury tour group, Tauck Tours of Norwalk, on an eight-day tour of New England’s “hidden gems,” which will include a stop in Hartford.

Burns, best known for his award-winning documentaries on the Civil War and baseball, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement at the Mark Twain House, which will be highlighted on the tour along with the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

The bus tour, which will run during the summer and through the fall foliage season, also includes stops at Lexington and Concord and Fenway Park in Massachusetts, a Shaker village in New Hampshire, the Green and White mountains, and at Burns’ studio in Walpole, N.H.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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