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Connecticut State Capitol

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Address: 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
Phone Number: 860-240-0222
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A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when...

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.

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Beautiful Capitol Building

We are traveling the USA and visiting every state capitol as a theme. This results in our seeing much of the country when adding all sites in between. The Connecticut State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are traveling the USA and visiting every state capitol as a theme. This results in our seeing much of the country when adding all sites in between. The Connecticut State Capitol is another beautiful building in an open well-maintained landscape. The capitol building is accessed easily of the highway and we were able to find nearby free parking.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to take the League of Women Voters Tour. You'll learn what to do for good luck and who's who in statues. Beautiful building and grounds. Free.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this building in 2013, a nice beautiful building, I have remember the building during summer as well as winter ..wow it looks good. It looks nice when you see the building from the park infront of Connecticut Capitol building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we got there until our departure everyone was super nice! Myself, my spouse and my cousin visited the state Capitol for the first time. Me and my spouse came all of the way from Texas. Our mission is to try visit as many state capitol's as we can! Upon our arrival we asked for the tour and... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Atheneum was closed so we cranked over to the Capitol building. Cool building to walk around. We missed the guided tour but used the handout to walk around ourselves. Cool sculptures, good artifacts. A good add on to a visit to Hartford. Only bad thing is parking--have to park far away and walk to far west of building to enter.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Simple a stunning capital building. Reminds me of a cathedral. Stained glass windows. Statues on the exterior walls. Sits majestically on what appears to be the highest point in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This building is one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country. Its architecture is exquisite. The tours are enlightening and interesting. It may not be a typical site for most people to think of when visiting an atea, but this is an uniquely beautiful and important place to visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Connecticut State Capitol is by far one of most BEAUTIFUL state capitol in the nation. It stands in a class of its own! The architectural design is matchless. Beyond its beauty it holds a lot of history which brings you back in time to the present. Before you go, contact The League of Women Voters at the State Capitol to... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I was there for my community gathering where Prachi desai visited us for Independence Day celebration. It’s historic (as I found in wiki page) and building was quite impressive... Bushnell Park is just behind it and it is right located in Hartford downtown.. Don’t forget your camera.. ;)

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful Capitol that is the jewel of Connecticut, both as an historic building and as the seat of political power. I work near the Capitol so drive by it every day. There are always happenings and events on the Capitol grounds, year round.

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