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Connecticut State Capitol

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Address: 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
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+1 860-240-0222

A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when...

A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when they're in session, a chance to see the state senate and house of representatives in action.

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excellent free guided tour

What a wealth of information we received during our hour tour of this very historic building which housed many functions and famous speakers. The rooms are magnificient and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wealth of information we received during our hour tour of this very historic building which housed many functions and famous speakers. The rooms are magnificient and the FREE tour guide was full of information and stories. There were only 4 of us on the tour so we had a personal touch added to our day.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Another "must see" for CT locals and tourists. This beautiful building, both inside and outside, will amaze you. The outside of the building has several statues and with the shiny golden dome looks like a huge Victorian Wedding Cake. It's a great photo opportunity in the fall with the colorful foliage in full bloom. .

Thank Wayne K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

After lunch, I had about few hours to kill before picking up my wife from work to go home in Pennsylvania I stopped the State Capitol. It is very beautiful outside and inside but unfortunately it was cold and windy so I had to run inside. I took the tour along with 5th grade students from West Hartford school. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing building. Walk around and you really enjoy all details of this building.. after you walk you tell your self hmm... designer really had hands from gold)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Very Beautiful Building especially as the sun rose in the morning. The setting was made better by the changing of the colors on the trees...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Too bad I am still paying for it! Wow they spared no expense it seems in building this palace! There are a few exhibits that are very interesting and maybe you'll get to see the government at work or people yelling at them outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This was one of the most beautiful capitols, and the tour was excellent. There is free parking at the legistlative building where the tours start.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Her Bucket List is to see all the state Capitol Buildings and take the tours. This is one of the better ones we have been on because the tour guide was personable, knowledgeable, and cared for the people on the tour to make sure they had the best experience possible. The building itself is easy to find, easy to park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Very nice kept building. So much great history. The architecture is stunning. I would highly recommend the guided tour. It lasts about 45 minutes and the guides are wonderfully knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building and all of the staff we encountered were wonderful representives for Connecticut. Brian Skehan was especially kind and helpful even recommending a place for lunch. We had a very nice guided tour. We have visited over 40 state capitol buildings and thus was one of my favorites. A friendly welcoming staff made our visit that... More 

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