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Connecticut Historical Society

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A Comprehensive History of Connecticut and Interesting Special Exhibits

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

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Windsor, Connecticut
Excellent Special Exhibit and A Comprehensive History of Connecticut

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

Reviewed 24 July 2018
kzsull01
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Windsor, 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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Saturday, January 5, 2019, and have always enjoyed it. Both the permanent and special exhibits in this museum have consistently been nice representations of Connecticut’s history. Although we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Saturday, July 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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JA K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back soon. Keep an eye on our social media pages and website for upcoming events and new exhibits!

Reviewed 29 June 2018

I loved planning field trips here. They are accommodating, flexible and the students and the parents have had the best experiences.

Date of experience: July 2017
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JA K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you, Helen! Our education team works hard to make sure every student, teacher, and parent has a great time visiting. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon!

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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JA K, Guest Relations Manager at Connecticut Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks for visiting! Our exhibits change on a regular basis so be sure to come again soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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!

Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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!

Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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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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