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Address: 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
Phone Number: +1 860-522-6766
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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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This is one of those places you walk by a few times a day. Make an effort to to visit, especially if you like history. It is a gem.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is one of those places you walk by a few times a day. Make an effort to to visit, especially if you like history. It is a gem.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a total history nerd, I loved walking around here. Sure, the displays were pretty good but what I enjoyed most was just walking around the upstairs where the big rooms (the actual state house areas) are. That's where you feel the history. The staff is also very friendly and if you are in town visiting from out of state,... More 

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Herts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

In spite of a board saying that it was open from 10am to 5pm, there was a notice on the door telling us that it was shut. It didn't say why or for how long.

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Thank mouseHerts
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The outside of the building is nice and you get a great picture of your family in stocks but sadly, the place is closed. I hope to see it the next time I'm in the state.

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Thank Kwyjibo_cat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

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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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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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