We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The capitol building that looks like a castle!

The highway goes right by the capitol and my children always thought it looked like a castle. In... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marjorie P
Incredible Building - Take A Tour

I don’t know why you would t take a tour. They are free and full of info! You also get to go in to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jekela
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Read all 195 reviews
172
All photos (172)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
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.
Contact
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1535
Website
+1 860-240-0222
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Hartford
from USD 20.00
More Info
Reviews (195)
Filter reviews
181 results
Traveller rating
124
49
8
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
124
49
8
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful building golden dome underground walkway wishing chair guided tour charter oak legislative chambers stone work huge statue excellent information governor's office beautiful capital amazing architecture walk around victorian gothic bushnell park great stories
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 181 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highway goes right by the capitol and my children always thought it looked like a castle. In the springtime the grounds are amazing with the cherry blossoms, and the grounds are always lovely as it has a long sprawling park with a historic carousel....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know why you would t take a tour. They are free and full of info! You also get to go in to the legislative rooms, which is super neat. From the outside the building is incredible, and the beauty and detail continue inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jekela
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I have never been disappointed by a capitol building tour. In the first place, the architecture of the buildings is always amazing, with a combination of materials and furnishings that are hard to find outside the halls of government. In addition, tour guides are full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting the legislative offices very frequently for work I have the pleasure of walking through the Capitol and enjoying its majestic interior. The building itself is a work of art, its interior craftsmanship fantastic as well as the guards and staff being extremely friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank giaabruzzi
PaulH9817, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut State Capitol, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. You are correct in pointing out the problem with the atrium skylights. In very wet weather the seals of these skylights at the west and east sides of the Capitol tend not to be as water-resistant as they should...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful building! We stopped by here while in Hartford for a concert for something to do as there was nothing else going on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I was in Hartford on business, had enjoyed an early dinner at my hotel, and decided to take a walk. The city creeped me out, as the streets were virtually deserted except for vagrants and the like. It was a shame, as it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
PaulH9817, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut State Capitol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We're sorry that your experience in Hartford was "creepy," but your description seems to pertain to the city proper rather than the Capitol building itself. Your comment that "the Capitol was grand" is much appreciated.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Arrived just before closing but staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Free entry. Very interesting building with a beautiful dome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lin D
Reviewed 2 September 2018

It reminded me of England and the buildings there. It is a beautiful building. I'm bummed because the pictures I took turned the white building to a beige. Just doesn't do it justice! I am an enthusiast of domes on capitols, so I was so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visited 6 capitol buildings on a road trip around the northeast, and this was our favorite of the 6. The exterior has architectural features like a European castle. The rotunda is extremely tall, and you can surprisingly see up into it from the inside....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank joshandjenna117
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Amidst the blocky-looking buildings of downtown, Hartford, the Capitol juts out like a grand castle! Its gothic-style turrets and shiny, golden dome is very reminiscent of legislative buildings in Europe. We visited on a Sunday, so we didn't do a tour, but relaxing on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AshBernadette88
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Red Roof PLUS+ Hartford Downtown
78 reviews
.40 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
514 reviews
.47 km away
The Goodwin Hotel
138 reviews
.52 km away
Hilton Hartford
1,282 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 481 nearby restaurants
Salute
915 reviews
.51 km away
Firebox Restaurant
338 reviews
.46 km away
Black-Eyed Sally's
450 reviews
.44 km away
Bin 228 Wine Bar
118 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 79 nearby attractions
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
503 reviews
.76 km away
Hartford Stage
216 reviews
.81 km away
Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
189 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
DebbiPalm
11 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JayBConnecticut |
No, that has never been permitted. You can request a specific flag to be flown at the state Capitol but that is very limited. Only flags of the: United States of America; a state of the U.S.A. or a political subdivision... More
2
Votes
lilelephanttlladdyy
25 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Katherine D | Reviewed this property |
Non-flash photography is permitted for everything except the Amistad collection. The lighting in the building is great, and you really won't need a flash.
2
Votes