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“Check out the museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old State House

Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
860-522-6766
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Ranked #17 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/train
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Owner description: 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
Tolland, CT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Check out the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a hidden gem, the museum is fantastic, with several great Connecticut heritage and industry items. Everyone should go at least once.

Visited December 2012
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“The history sells this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Old State House needed some TLC when we visited it. We were impressed by the visitor's center. We loved the anti-slavery history and hope this building will be preserved forever.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Did not find anything exciting about this old building except the outside sidewalk people. Kids didn't want to stay here

Visited September 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“History comes alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

really enjoyed meeting the actors in period costume. you need to ask questions to really get a feel for it.

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Cromwell
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“Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We had our wedding here. It was amazing. The beautiful pillars and classic look was good for pictures! The staff was good too!

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