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Old State House

800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
+1 860-522-6766
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Great Historic Place

Took our grandkids for a tour of history. This museum is beautifully kept, very informative , and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carmen R
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
via mobile
Past grandeur of Hartford

This is the former political center of Connecticut. Amid modern high-rises and busy traffic, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leon L
,
Hong Kong, China
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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
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  • Average9%
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800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
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"guided tour"
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"answer our questions"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took our grandkids for a tour of history. This museum is beautifully kept, very informative , and preserves much of history. Loved it and will definitely return. The staff was very helpful and gracious

Thank Carmen R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the former political center of Connecticut. Amid modern high-rises and busy traffic, the dominating presence of this stately architecture forms an interesting urban landscape. Unfortunately it was closed during our visit.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

The Old State House is a great way to see how Hartford developed as a city. There are many displays and artifacts from days past. Military get in for free and the regular prices are more than reasonable. It’s a wonderful way to learn about...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Much history in this building. The nicest woman who greeted us and took our admission fee helped us with places for dinner in another city in CT. There is a great exhibit in the back of CT progress and some interactive exhibits for kids. The...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I went on tours twice, once by myself (in a group of 5) and once with my husband (and we were the only 2 people on that tour). Both of our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Both tours gave some of the same information,...More

Thank Naberius
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Jacob was a fantastic guide, and provided the tour with energy and knowledge. It's very reasonably priced and right in the heart of downtown. Happy with the time and money spent.

Thank LVSquared
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the place was not open on the Sunday we were there nor would it e on the Monday. Fleeting impressions gained from external views suggested an attractive historic building.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I visited around 3:00 PM on a Thursday afternoon. I was the only guest on the tour. My own private tour. The building is nice and in good shape. Really neat to be in a building that has been around that long and is that...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I regularly take new visitors to the state and Capital area to the Old StateHouse. Must see to anyone who is interested in colonial American history and CT history. Hands on exhibits for children and the must see room of curiosities. Beautiful building!

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A must see! Kids exhibits are wonderful, especially in the activities room, downstairs gallery, CT Kid Governor's office, treasure hunt, and museum of oddities. Kids and adults will enjoy a visit here. Very reasonable prices. Adults $6, senior or AAA $3, military free! Our tour...More

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