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The Old State House is a registered National Landmark and open to the public year-round. The restored historic chambers, and grounds are now the site of events such as exhibits, curiosity museum, hands-on history, guided/self-guided tours and more! It is managed by the Connecticut General Assembly (http://www.cga.ct.gov)Using our world travel planner, Hartford attractions like Connecticut's Old State House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.) Group tours available, discount rates available
The Old State House, located in downtown Hartford, is air conditioned and is conveniently located near parking garages.
Connecticut's Old State House reviews
What a beautiful historic building in the middle of the city; thank goodness it was preserved. We were lucky to have a guided tour by a very knowledgeable person. The information was fascinating.
What a beautiful historic building in the middle of the city; thank goodness it was preserved. We were lucky to have a guided tour by a very knowledgeable person. The information was fascinating. more »
We went to see the Old State House and found an excellent museum in the basement. We learned about the Amistad trial being held in this building. We saw the different areas of the building where...
We went to see the Old State House and found an excellent museum in the basement. We learned about the Amistad trial being held in this building. We saw the different areas of the building where... more »
3.26.22 Our 1st visit here and I can't believe we didn't come sooner. My library offered 4 free guests passes and weekend street parking is Free. Other libraries offer 2 adults and 2 kids passes so check yours online. The guided tour lasts about 40 min but after you can walk around on your own too. Great place foe photos and much history if that interests you. This is definitely an adult or family friendly venue.
Loved it! Beautiful building with such interesting history! Thankfully, it was saved and preserved for the future generations! The portrait of Washington is original and was painted by the great artist Gilbert Stuart. Very interesting that the portrait has never been moved from its original place, which is a very unique situation in history. I also love the kid governor office. Apparently, only 3 states do this program for kids, who get a chance to run for a position of the kid governor and other important positions similar to the state house. They have a room in the Old State House that has a kid governor desk, a table for meeting, a speech tribune, etc. It was very cool! I wish Massachusetts did it, too. Highly recommend to visit it!
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