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Connecticut State Capitol

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Address: 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
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Description: 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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Well worth the visit

I had been to CT multiple times so glad my husband took me here. So many awesome things! Make sure to pick up a treasure hunt paper to help you explore

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My Dad was visitingn so we decided to venture to the State Capital for some sight seeing. The tour was great (although I think the lady was hitting on my Dad!!) but it was very informative and wonderful., Her knowledge was excellent and she has given enough tours to really enjoy her job and know alot of the facts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had been to CT multiple times so glad my husband took me here. So many awesome things! Make sure to pick up a treasure hunt paper to help you explore

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I enjoyed this docent-led tour of the Old State House. It played an important role in the founding of our country and the establishment of our government. It made me wan to go home and review my understanding of early American history. The fee is also quite modest.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I took a free tour of the capitol on a Friday morning. I was actually the only one attending the 9 AM tour. My tour guide said that she normally gives the tour to uninterested elementary school children, but that since I was by myself and appeared interested in it, she really dished out a lot of details that I... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a little difficult to get to due to road construction but we were rewarded. It had been raining all morning but as we parked the car, the rain stopped. A beautiful building with beautiful grounds. It was also nice that it wasn't crowded into the city.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a gem of a building with it's gold domed top. We visited on a Saturday so we don't know if you can go inside on a weekday as all the doors were locked the day we visited. But the building and immediate grounds are well maintained. There was some road construction around some of the roads surrounding the... More 

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baltimore, maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour itself was interesting, however, I felt like I was back in school myself. Toured with a group of about 30 kids from one of the local schools. The guide tried to offer some information to the three of us who were not with the group, but they clearly ranked in importance. Also, while security is certainly necessary in... More 

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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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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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