We stopped here kind of spontaneously as we had just finished touring the nearby Wadsworth Atheneum and had just the right amount of time to cover this place. We got in for half price using our AAA discount on what was already a fairly inexpensive place to get into. The admission included a free optional tour which we take advantage of, finding ourselves on basically a private tour of the building led by a very knowledgeable intern who gave us an incredible amount of information about the building itself and Connecticut/Hartford history which went along with it.
The curiosities museum on the upper level seemed a strange addition to the Old State House (I mean it's not the first place I'd think of going to see a taxidermied two headed cow...but what the heck...) it was fun!
The education center on the lower level was top notch and had we brought out 5 year old with us we know he would have been amused for hours down there.
This is a great place to go to learn about Connecticut History and is well suited to both kids and adults. So glad we stopped in!
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