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Address: 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
Phone Number: 860-522-6766
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Old State House is a registered National Landmark and open to the...

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

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Downtown Walking Tour

Hartford downtown is compact and well-laid out. The Old State House is a historical building located right in the middle of State Square. Closeby is the Science Center

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Asoke C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hartford downtown is compact and well-laid out. The Old State House is a historical building located right in the middle of State Square. Closeby is the Science Center

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Thank Asoke C
Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Old State House (800 Main St, Hartford, CT) is a very nice place to visit. A lot of History about Democracy and American great Leaders. Its a National Historic Landmark and we can learn about Hartford and the state of Connecticut too. The "Joseph Steward Museum of Curiosities" is on the third floor and displays a very good collection... More 

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Thank CarmenLicia
Pflugerville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Old State House has a rich history. The tour guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable and full of fun facts.

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Thank TravelTrooper1026
New Canaan, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Such a nice historic site. It was clean and very attractive site. Unfortunately it closes early so make plans appropriately

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Thank Peggy F
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We brought our niece and nephew here for an outing, and we all loved it. The tour of the state house is interesting, nd the museum they've built downstairs is excellent - lots on interactive exhibits, made the history come alive. The highlight for me was the museum of curiosities upstairs, filled with exotic animal skeletons and taxidermy and other... More 

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Thank Providence_RITom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Neat history and the staff is very helpful and friendly! If you are in the area it's a great stop! Would recommend the trip!

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Thank SSSandMar
Fairfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised how much there was to see. The building itself and the furniture were really nice, but the unexpected things were the museum of curiosities which had a really interesting collection of taxidermy, and the museum with the history of Connecticut and Hartford. Really enjoyed it.

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Thank Des M
DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We hadn't been thinking of taking a tour prior to our arrival, but were encouraged to take the free tour by the receptionist at the entry desk. It turned out to be great advice, because not only was the tour very good, I don't think we would have really understood the building and its contents just by walking through on... More 

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Thank Joe H
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Old State House is a historic museum that tells the Connecticut story and its place in history. Very interesting and I'd go more often but parking is a bear in downtown.

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Thank Velma Sue
West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a beautiful building with wonderful programs! I cannot say enough about how friendly and professional the staff is. I have to say hats off and kudos to the Director of Education who does a fabulous job with all that he does. You can tell by the organization, the structure, and the delivery that his staff is well trained and... More 

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