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Address: 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
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+1 860-522-6766
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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The Old State House is a registered National Landmark and open to the...

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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Great Tour/Visit with our guide Brian

Spent a recent winter morning with some friends touring The Old State House!!! What a fantastic way to spend some time - our guide Brian was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Spent a recent winter morning with some friends touring The Old State House!!! What a fantastic way to spend some time - our guide Brian was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The guided tour is free with your admission - which I might add is very very reasonable ($3.00 with a AAA membership) plus, they validate your parking ticket so it only... More 

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82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a fabulous tour....and the same price for a tour as for doing it yourself. You first see a film giving history of the building and our guide Rebecca was so full of stories and information. We could not help but love the building....and what a bargain! Another must see!~

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Thank Barbara A
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is one of those places you walk by a few times a day. Make an effort to to visit, especially if you like history. It is a gem.

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Thank LieslK549
New Jersey
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184 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a total history nerd, I loved walking around here. Sure, the displays were pretty good but what I enjoyed most was just walking around the upstairs where the big rooms (the actual state house areas) are. That's where you feel the history. The staff is also very friendly and if you are in town visiting from out of state,... More 

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849 reviews
506 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

In spite of a board saying that it was open from 10am to 5pm, there was a notice on the door telling us that it was shut. It didn't say why or for how long.

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Thank mouseHerts
Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The outside of the building is nice and you get a great picture of your family in stocks but sadly, the place is closed. I hope to see it the next time I'm in the state.

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Thank Kwyjibo_cat
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Hartford downtown is compact and well-laid out. The Old State House is a historical building located right in the middle of State Square. Closeby is the Science Center

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Thank Asoke C
Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Old State House (800 Main St, Hartford, CT) is a very nice place to visit. A lot of History about Democracy and American great Leaders. Its a National Historic Landmark and we can learn about Hartford and the state of Connecticut too. The "Joseph Steward Museum of Curiosities" is on the third floor and displays a very good collection... More 

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Thank CarmenLicia
Pflugerville, Texas
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Old State House has a rich history. The tour guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable and full of fun facts.

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Thank TravelTrooper1026
New Canaan, Connecticut
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Such a nice historic site. It was clean and very attractive site. Unfortunately it closes early so make plans appropriately

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