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Connecticut State Capitol
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stunning architecture! A must see as they don't make like this anymore! Located on a beautiful park with gorgeous gardens and fountains. A must do if in the area!

1  Thank TriciaLyman
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

this tour starts in the new buidling to the left of the capitol building, tour guide was very good and tour takes an hour. You get the history of CT and see in both chambers. If not in session you are actually in the debating chambers.

After the tour you can walk about and see things not included. Do not miss the hall of flags, especially the civil war ones, some of them were carried in many battles, also a tree trunk from Chickamagua full of cannon balls stuck in the trunk.

the cafe is open to visitors and I think a snack lunch for two was less than $10 !!!

there are plenty of parking garages about, tours only run mon to friday. you can spend 2 hours here .

1  Thank fozzie555
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Friendly staff, beautiful interior, with an unusually Byzantine look about its walls and ceilings (more colorful than some more staid-stoned capitols). Some nice artifacts to see (including the Marquis de Lafayette's camp bed). A fine little cafeteria across the way in the basement, have a sloppy joe while surrounded by some Connecticut wheelers and dealers, or have some tater tots, and pack some for your bus ride home, when you're sad and hungry after saying goodbye to your little friend.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place was awesome. We learned a lot about the government of the state of ct. They have a statue of Nathan hale and many other statues of famous constitution staters. We saw the general assembly room. We saw the senate and house rooms. It is very interesting. A must see for any hartford visitor

3  Thank JohnX269
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The building is very impressive. Should be rated as among the best to visit in the country. Visit the Legislative Office Building next door while you are there - there is an underground walkway to get there.

3  Thank pcacace
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