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Museum Of Connecticut History

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If you want to learn about the contributions of the state to the US this is a must see!

The exhibits satisfy every age from fun facts to hands on activities. The room of curiosities... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Hartford, Connecticut
Nice Collection - Could Use Some TLC

The Museum of Connecticut History is housed in a magnificent Beaux Arts building that also includes... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Warren, Massachusetts
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Jul 8, 2018
“If you want to learn about the contributions of the state to the US this is a must see!”
Feb 26, 2018
“Nice Collection - Could Use Some TLC”
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231 Capitol Ave, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT 06106-1548
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The exhibits satisfy every age from fun facts to hands on activities. The room of curiosities collections is unique with objects PT Barnum would have loved!

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

The Museum of Connecticut History is housed in a magnificent Beaux Arts building that also includes the State Supreme Court chamber, the Connecticut State Archives, and Library. The hallowed marble halls, corridors, and stairways are splendid, and much could be made of this little museum....More

Thank redeco
Reviewed November 18, 2017

This was an interesting little museum, but not something I would go too far out of my way for. It was informative, as I've been teaching my homeschooled teen about American History. It was also free, which was great. It's also small, and kind of...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Having just been to a lecture here, the staff was very friendly. The Lecture room was toasty on a cold day and the building it's self is lovely.

Thank Thatsaltyblonde
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The museum is on the smaller side. Some of the things I thought were interesting like the guns, portraits and other CT things. I thought it was okay. Wished it was bigger but the building it was in was beautiful. There is a guard and...More

1  Thank BusterBusBus
Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is definitely much less than you would expect from the official state history museum of one of the oldest states in the Union. The main attraction is probably the dozens of portraits of Connecticut Governors in the main hall (with the original state charter...More

2  Thank k1ckstand
Reviewed March 19, 2016

I first visited this museum many years ago on a field trip. I decided to revisit it without being surrounded by 12 year olds :) It is a Saturday in March and I was the only one there. Peaceful . . . . . ahhhhhhhh....More

2  Thank Patricia B
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...More

Thank Sylvie F
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
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...More

Thank Peter L
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