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Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2292
+1 860-236-5621
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Very Interesting Special Exhibits and A Comprehensive History of Connecticut

We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
Nicely laid-out museum

We visited to see the new "That's Weird" exhibit. The person at the desk greeted us and gave us... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Millerdb
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Tolland, Connecticut
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Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit museum, library, research and education center that strives to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through research assistance, exhibitions, tours and programs for all ages. The colorful and interactive "Making Connecticut" exhibit is filled with more than 500 historic objects, images, and documents telling the story of Connecticut from the 1500s through today.
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1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2292
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Saturday, January 27, 2018, and have always enjoyed it. Both the permanent and temporary exhibits in this museum have consistently been great representations of Connecticut’s history. Although we...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We visited to see the new "That's Weird" exhibit. The person at the desk greeted us and gave us good information about navigating the various galleries. The displays were laid out nicely with not-too-verbose explanations (yay!). I was pretty impressed, as I've never heard of...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Nothing spectacular but everything was well done and interesting and the people were very nice. Be a History Nut!

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for visiting. We're hosting a free concert on the lawn August 17—visit our website for more upcoming events. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on July 21st and have always enjoyed it. Both the permanent and temporary exhibits in this museum have consistently been great representations of Connecticut history. The permanent exhibit, Making Connecticut,...More

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for coming & sharing your experience! We'd love to have you back. Stop by on August 17th for our free outdoor concert—show starts at 6pm!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by with the intent of learning more about our family's own history since we knew we had a direct relative who had lived here in the 1640s. This facility aided us with research, and were very receptive to our questions. The information in...More

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in! Our staff is always happy to answer questions you may have. On your next visit, be sure to check out the Tavern Sign book, located at the front of the room, for descriptions and historical information. Hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We have lived here for almost 30 yrs and drive by this gem day after day. Beautiful mansion with gorgeous wood paneling in the old Veeder Mansion. Main exhibit contains artifacts from the last 400 yrs if CT history. Bring your 4 th graders because...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

The CHS serves as the official statewide historical society of Connecticut. Can't believe it was established in Hartford in 1825, which I'm told is one of the oldest historical societies in the U.S. There is an exhibit here through January 14 which shows a history...More

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Don't forget to pop in on Free First Saturday for admission to the museum and to check out our latest exhibit, "Connecticut Innovates!"

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is so worth the trip that we returned again this year. There is so much history here and there are such helpful people at this place that you should take the time to visit and do some research. Just remember, not open on Mondays!...More

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank YOU for including us in your vacation plans, Holley! Behind-The-Scenes tours are always a hit. If you’re still in Connecticut this weekend we have some creepy Behind-The-Scenes tours scheduled for Saturday. Visit our website for more info: CHS.org

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots of good CT info available here all the time. The history of the home itself is fascinating. There is a current exhibit (through Oct, I believe) about growing up in CT. As a very late baby boomer, this exhibit was a wonderful trip down...More

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks for visiting, Kim! “Growing Up In Connecticut” will be open until October 15. We have free tours of the exhibit scheduled every Saturday! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The complete history of the state is presented by walking through a series of linked rooms, each covering a portion of the state's history. The rooms are full of artifacts, maps and narrative text.

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Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for visiting! Our exhibit "Growing Up In Connecticut" will be open until October 15, then we're introducing an exciting, new exhibit. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned!

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