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Connecticut's Old State House

Take a step back in time and into the present at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford. Open five days a week, this former state capitol and city hall building connects Connecticut history with those who are making it today. Explore civics and history in one of the Constitution State’s most historically-significant museums on a... Read More

Take a step back in time and into the present at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford. Open five days a week, this former state capitol and city hall building connects Connecticut history with those who are making it today. Explore civics and history in one of the Constitution State’s most historically-significant museums on a guided or self-guided tour, at our Farmers Market, at a Conversation at Noon lecture, or at one of our community events. Connecticut’s Old State House is fun for the whole family.

Like many area museums we closed to the public in March 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check our website for information about reopening:  CTOldStateHouse.org.

For group admission rates or school group bookings, visit CTOldStateHouse.org or call (860) 522-6766. 

Tours: Walk-in guided tours are generally offered every half hour and on the hour. Walk-in self guided tours available as well. Tours are offered in English and in Spanish, subject to availability. 

Shop at Connecticut’s Old State House: Located in the former State Treasurer’s Office, the Shop at Connecticut’s Old State House allows visitors to browse Hartford and Connecticut themed gifts, postcards, books, and other unique and locally made products. The Shop is open during museum hours.

The Hartford Information Center at Connecticut’s Old State House: In September 2019, Connecticut’s Old State House became the official Information Center for the city of Hartford. Stop by our Welcome Desk located in the lower level of the Old State House, for information about area attractions, dining, hotels and more. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to provide recommendations and to help you find the information that you’re looking for. The Hartford Information Center is open during museum hours. 

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

 

 

Pricing: Adults $8; Students with ID, Children (6-17), AAA members, and Seniors (65+) $4; Children (5 and Under), Active U.S. Military Members & Veterans (with ID) are Free.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: Columbus Day-July 3: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, . Summer (July 5-Columbus Day: Tue.-Sat. 10-5. Last ticket of the day is sold at 4 p.m. Closed all state holidays.

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Location:

800 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103

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