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Museum Of Connecticut History

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Address: 231 Capitol Avenue, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-757-6535

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Free museum worth a visit

This museum shares a building with the supreme court and Library, so if you are just looking for a museum you might miss it, also on a Saturday enter by the rear of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2013
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wellington, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bitterly cold and snowing on a Saturday morning, a good time to visit a museum at the State Capitol. Glad I did, very interesting even though it only covers Connecticut. The colt firearms section was excellent showing the development of , mainly handguns from mid 19th century to present day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum shares a building with the supreme court and Library, so if you are just looking for a museum you might miss it, also on a Saturday enter by the rear of the building. The museum has many artifacts and some civil war stuff in side rooms to the main room. I am not a gun nut but found... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is boring. I don't like the guns or anything else. I love history. There is the Connecticut constitution the savior of this museum. X rating 1.5

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Even if you know Connecticut history, there is always something more to learn at this museum. Compactly displayed, this destination can be seen in less than two hours, in an historic setting.

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Augusta, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My wife and I visited the Museum of Connecticut History this past week. I give it two circles not because it is "poor", but because it ranks well below other state historical museums I have visited over the years. For instance, the historical museums in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Carolina are all exciting and extensive, covering multiple floors. This museum... More 

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