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Address: 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-522-6766
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/train
Description: The Old State House is a registered National Landmark and open to the...
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
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This was a very fun and interesting stop on our visit to the capital. Some cool items, like Mark Twains bike. Fun hands on stuff for kids. Beautiful state house. It's a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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English first
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was a very fun and interesting stop on our visit to the capital. Some cool items, like Mark Twains bike. Fun hands on stuff for kids. Beautiful state house. It's a great addition to your trip to the capital. Staff was extremely nice and helpful. Great reflection on their state!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been wanting to go here but they are usually open during people's work hours. In the summer, they have Saturday tours which I went on. The place was really empty which was nice and I was the only on my tour. They have lots of things to look at about the history of CT and the guide who... More 

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San Antonio
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had a few hours to kill so I stopped in at the Old State House for a visit and then headed down the street to the Ancient Burying Ground. First, parking is relatively easy, there are plenty of options within a block. Second, the area around the Old State House is a great place to eat and shop. On... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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55 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a trip back to the 1800's with great guides that make the experience a once in a life time visit! a great history of Connecticut and the life styles of the people who lived here! Great history for the whole family!

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

In less than an hour, you can probably do the entire museum. Some very interesting, chronological set up of the state's history, an in depth biography of the political career of PT Barnum, and in depth information on the ship Amistad and on the constitution.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Smack dab in downtown Hartford is one of the most historic buildings in the United States. Beautiful preserved and lovingly maintained. A must see for every American!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a boring building in the center of a small town with tall buildings that likes to call itself a city. There is no reasonable parking nearby and the restaurant choices are divided between donuts and business expense accounts. If you were in Hartford with spare time and absolutely nothing to do and it was raining please take in... More 

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baltimore, maryland
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

How neat to see how Connecticut got it's political start. And the information on the Amistad trial was interesting. The items on display in the curiosity room were disturbing and interesting all at the same time!

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London
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98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I enjoyed the guided tour of the place and would certainly recommend it. This is a small building which has been used in a variety of ways. It manages to still feel atmospheric and do read the available materials to put everything into perspective. There is a short film to set the scene but you do need the guided tour... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had a personal tour -only because I went in the middle of the week and just happened to be no one else there but me touring. Nice touch of history. My ancestors were founders of Hartford so was quite interesting for me. Lovely and knowledgeable staff. Makes part of a nice day in Hartford. Easy walking distance for the... More 

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