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Address: 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-522-6766
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nice quick tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At 4 pm the last ticket to the State House is sold. We arrived at 3:45pm to a very nice reception. Our entrance fee was so reasonable. Veterans/Actice Duty get in free! Check.....Seniors or AAA members $3.00 Check....All others $6.00....We saw a short video on the history of the State House and opted to take the guided tour. Well worth... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped here kind of spontaneously as we had just finished touring the nearby Wadsworth Atheneum and had just the right amount of time to cover this place. We got in for half price using our AAA discount on what was already a fairly inexpensive place to get into. The admission included a free optional tour which we take advantage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was the old capitol, there are the usual recreated rooms where lawmakers would meet but there is a little more. A fun thing is Phineas Taylor Barnum's seat-aka PT Barnum of circus fame who was a great antislavery advocate, you can put on his top hat, tails and hold his cane; small joy for a Barnum fan. The 1st... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had Jennifer as our guide around the Old State House today. She was very informative and gave us a great tour of the building and its history. Well worth the time.

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Additional Information about Old State House

Address: Address: 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-522-6766
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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