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Old State House

800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
+1 860-522-6766
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Visit, especially if you have kids

A must see! Kids exhibits are wonderful, especially in the activities room, downstairs gallery, CT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet S
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Lakeland
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Ever heard about duty to the public? Not here

The Statue of Thomas Hooker, who is the founder of this town and this part of the Connecticut... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TomStaggs
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Redmond, Washington
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Statue of Thomas Hooker, who is the founder of this town and this part of the Connecticut colony, is immersed in a tree that obviously hasn't been cut in years. Even if you could get inside the compound so that you could stand in...More

Thank TomStaggs
Reviewed 27 May 2017

There isn't much left too look at here, most of the rooms are empty and the state has done very little to maintain it.

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were there for the National High School Mock Trial Championship and one of our rounds was in this courthouse. It is a beautiful building with great detail.

Thank kariedi
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in and took a tour by myself. What a beautiful building with original artwork and furniture. History galore. Must Stop and See!

Thank 411Luv2Travel
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...More

Thank 418lynnm
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...More

Thank Barbara A
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.

Thank LieslK549
Reviewed 30 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...More

2  Thank Crazyhorse30
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank mouseHerts
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