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Connecticut State Library and State Archives

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Address: 231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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A Research Trip

We were here doing genealogical research. The staff was friendly, very cooperative in their help and it is a great resource for research of Connecticut colonial families.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were here doing genealogical research. The staff was friendly, very cooperative in their help and it is a great resource for research of Connecticut colonial families.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love all museums. While I had a good experience at this attraction, I was disappointed in the condition of the exhibits and the fact that it doesn't look like it has been updated in 50 years except to put a posted of Ella Grasso on top of an old voting booth maybe 35 years ago. When you walk in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I am doing research on my Great Great Uncle who served in the Civil War. Lots of resources and lots of nice people to help you out. Have to go back to look at more books and papers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I visited this place with a group of friends, all students of history. This place with its collection of newspapers, directories and a host of other archives interested me a lot! It was an amazing feeling to go through some of the collection which were very old but were equally valuable. Great information on the Revolutionary War Period! Am Glad... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is a real treat but is almost always empty. The old newspaper clippings are a wonder to behold. I found where my Grandfather had his Paint Store & my aunt's wedding announcement.

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Unionville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The place to go to research early times in Connecticut, New England, or the United State. Great place to research a term paper (which I did). One of a kind books that offer information that you cannot get elsewhere. Many other facets to observe, other collections such as early coinage.

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Across Capital Avenue from the State Capitol is a building housing the State Library and Archives, the State Supreme Court, and tucked away, a wonderful museum. The Colt gun display alone is worth the trip, but there is much else to see.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Resources are wonderful, hours generous. The Staff at the library are very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Meriden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Researchers can find a wealth of CT information. Directories, Newspapers, published Family books, Military, Church, and so much more! Staff is very helpful.

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Rhodes, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Amazing staff. Simply amazing. And the archives are beyond amazing when researching Connecticut history. If nothing else, just stop by and browse the collections, some of which are extremely old and require wearing gloves to view. Amazing for true historians, especially for the Revolutionary War period and Connecticut's role...

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Additional Information about Connecticut State Library and State Archives

Address: Address: 231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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