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Old State House

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great history.

Very interactive. Great Colonial history and the curiosities museum is a fun surprise... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Pamela S
That Colonial Vibe

Decided to stop in at the Old State House for a solo tour. You have a choice of a guided tour or... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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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...more
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800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2301
+1 860-522-6766
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The building is beautiful and historical but once you get inside the propaganda begins. Although, related women and African Americans is part of the history of Connecticut, it was overwhelming. It is interesting to note very little discussed on the history of the nations creation....More

Thank Cashebitt
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Very interactive. Great Colonial history and the curiosities museum is a fun surprise. Unfortunately, the gift shop is no longer in operation.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to stop in at the Old State House for a solo tour. You have a choice of a guided tour or self guided tour. I took the self guided which was perfect because I could take my time and read about the different things...More

Thank JulesAg95
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The Old State House is very well preserved. The museum is very well organized and put together. It is well worth the time.

Thank T P
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Took our grandkids for a tour of history. This museum is beautifully kept, very informative , and preserves much of history. Loved it and will definitely return. The staff was very helpful and gracious

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is the former political center of Connecticut. Amid modern high-rises and busy traffic, the dominating presence of this stately architecture forms an interesting urban landscape. Unfortunately it was closed during our visit.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

The Old State House is a great way to see how Hartford developed as a city. There are many displays and artifacts from days past. Military get in for free and the regular prices are more than reasonable. It’s a wonderful way to learn about...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Much history in this building. The nicest woman who greeted us and took our admission fee helped us with places for dinner in another city in CT. There is a great exhibit in the back of CT progress and some interactive exhibits for kids. The...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I went on tours twice, once by myself (in a group of 5) and once with my husband (and we were the only 2 people on that tour). Both of our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Both tours gave some of the same information,...More

Thank Naberius
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Jacob was a fantastic guide, and provided the tour with energy and knowledge. It's very reasonably priced and right in the heart of downtown. Happy with the time and money spent.

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