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Connecticut State Capitol

210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
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Ranked #4 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when they're in session, a chance to see the state senate and house of... more » Owner description: A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when they're in session, a chance to see the state senate and house of representatives in action. « less
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New Hartford, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We recently took a tour of our State Capitol building and it was fantastic! The tour guide (Miscellaneous she said was her name!) was so knoweldgable and funny! But the building was the star as well. Great architecture and you get to see the entire building including the actual Senate and House chambers (when not in session we got to... More

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Rochester, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Of the many state capitols I have visited, this is near the top. It is a beautiful building, both inside and out. The interior design is fabulous, with plenty of hand stenciling and attention to detail. Try to get on a guided tour if you visit. Our group's guide, Miss-Elaine-eous, was excellent! One other note--updated security protocols now require passing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the tour, and thought the experience was worthwhile. We (as the family) hope that you continue to share the history/ and stories with other people.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The architecture is awesome. It is definitely worth seeing inside and out. There is a limited number of free visitor parking on the south side. The visitor's entrance is on the north side. The legislature was not in session during our visit so it is unknown how busy it can get.

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Toronto, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our tour of the State Capital was planned for is by the Hartford Friendship Force. Wow! Our guide was excellent and gave us excellent information as we walked throughout this beautiful building. We also had the opportunity to see it from Bushnell Park. Well worth the visit as one tours Hartford.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you visit the Capitol building, and I would highly recommend that you do, try and get on one of the guided tours. This shows you all the chambers and explains all the history, too. The decor and interiors are fantastic and we found the whole experience most enjoyable. Very impressive.

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Milton, Georgia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
215 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What you'd like to know: 1) There is free parking behind the Capitol; 2) Entry and tours are free; 3) The Capitol is connected to the legislative complex via underground walkway and the tour starts there; 4) Allow 60-75 minutes for the formal tour and another 30-60 minutes to see more of what you like; 5) Bushnell Park is directly... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went to the state building today. Lived in Connecticut my entire life, and have never really spent time in our Capitol city. We were about 20 minutes late for the last guided tour. We found a self guided tour book in the main lobby. We spent about an hour going thru the building following the info in the brochure. Very... More

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boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The free tours provided at the state house are very informative and interesting. It covers history, politics, art, and you get to walk around to all of the different chambers. The only knock on the tour that I have is that it did not provide any information on the exterior architecture of the building which is quite interesting to look... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

When I was invited to photograph a student art exhibit created by students from Sandy Hook Elementary, their families, and a gifted group from The Emerald Sketch art therapy program, I did not know what to expect of the venue. It had to have grace. I had to be peaceful. It had to contain the spirit and dignity of this... More

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