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Connecticut State Capitol

210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
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Ranked #3 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have a hobby of visiting state capitol buildings. I have visited about half of them, and Connecticut's Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building has one of the best looking interiors. Whether wandering around or joining a tour--or both--it is well worth seeing. The capitol has a classic stone carved Gothic (I think) interior and LOB has a modern marble... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We decided to take the guided tour, which was going to be with a group of school children. While waiting in the Legislative Building, which is where the tours begin, senator Pam Sawyer volunteered to give us a private tour. We had a very memorable tour and appreciated her touring us around! Be sure to park your car in the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Convenient parking right in front. Beautiful building where you can explore on your own with out the offered tour. Beautiful building to explore and very convenient to explore the rest of downtown. One can't miss place to visit if in Hartford, CT.

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New Hartford, CT
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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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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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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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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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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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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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