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Address: 231 Capitol Avenue, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-757-6535
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Interesting but a little too small...

I've been surprised to find so little about the Connecticut history... Hopefully, the Connecticut Constitution was there and some pictures about the African American contribution... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Sylvie F
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I've been surprised to find so little about the Connecticut history... Hopefully, the Connecticut Constitution was there and some pictures about the African American contribution in some fileds of this State. I liked to see a display of many objects of daily life in the 1950 years... I had a quick look on the large guns's area...But, I would have... More 

Thank Sylvie F
New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The history of Connecticut is wonderfully shown in all of its glory, bring the past into the present with great art and history as one of the first constitution states! A must see for the whole family!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
wellington, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank 183PeterL
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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 

Thank fozzie555
Newington, Connecticut
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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

Thank JohnX269
South Windsor, Connecticut
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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.

Thank Daria P
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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