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Old State House

800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
+1 860-522-6766
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Great Tour/Visit with our guide Brian

Spent a recent winter morning with some friends touring The Old State House!!! What a fantastic way... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a fabulous tour....and the same price for a tour as for doing it yourself. You first see a... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Barbara A
new york
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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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800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
+1 860-522-6766
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Spent a recent winter morning with some friends touring The Old State House!!! What a fantastic way to spend some time - our guide Brian was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The guided tour is free with your admission - which I might add is very very...More

Thank 418lynnm
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a fabulous tour....and the same price for a tour as for doing it yourself. You first see a film giving history of the building and our guide Rebecca was so full of stories and information. We could not help but love the building....and what...More

Thank Barbara A
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.

Thank LieslK549
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...More

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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.

Thank mouseHerts
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.

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
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

Thank Asoke C
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...More

Thank CarmenLicia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

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

Thank TravelTrooper1026
Reviewed 10 May 2016

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

Thank Peggy F
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