Last updated: 2/10/2012
Hartford, Connecticut
Street Address
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Mailing Address
21 Oak Street
Suite 605
Hartford, CT 06106
Regular Schedule
Following Columbus Day weekend to July 4th holiday
Monday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
(Last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)
Summer Schedule Open
Following July 4th holiday through Columbus Day weekend
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
(Last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)
AAA Discount available.
Adults: $6
Seniors: $3
Active Military or Military Veterans: Free
Students : $3
Children : $3
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Sally Whipple, Director
phone: 860-522-6766 x17
Rebecca Taber-Conover, Coordinator of Public Programs & History Day
phone: 860-522-6766 x11
Jennifer Matos, School Program Coordinator
phone: 860-522-6766 x28
Meaghan Macdonald, Marketing Manager
phone: 860-246-1553 x116

Begin your visit to Hartford with a guided or self-guided tour of this 1796 National Historic Landmark, one of the nation's oldest state houses.

Visitors can explore the exhibit, Want Change?, which features historic figures from Connecticut's past demonstrating different ways to be engaged citizens in Connecticut even in today's society, ranging from law, journalism, government and politics, or even the small everyday actions that impact your neighborhood or community.

Hands-on and family-friendly activities can be found in the Holcombe Center. Explore the exciting 6,800-sq. ft. multimedia exhibit, History Is All Around Us in the Mortensen Gallery, which tells the story of Hartford and the importance of history in our lives. Also, check out oddities in our always-popular Museum of Curiosities, located on the second floor near the historically restored legislative chambers.

Visit our calendar at for upcoming events. Become a Facebook Fan at (The Official) Connecticut?s Old State House Fan Page and a follower on Twitter @CTOldStateHouse.

Educational Programs

School Group Tours available. For more information, visit


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Wheelchair Accessible



Hosts a variety of community and cultural events

More than a museum, this centerpiece of Connecticut’s history has been magnificently restored and , and can even host your wedding, corporate function, book signing, lecture or other event.

Guided and Self-Guided Tours

Explore the home of Connecticut’s early state government, including restored legislative chambers, executive branch offices, and courtroom with interactive tours that let you experience this historic landmark on your own, or with one of our experienced guides.


Connecticut’s Old State House will validate parking tickets from the State Street South Parking Garage (formerly the Constitution Plaza garage). The cost, after validating, is $5. The ticket will be stamped once admission is paid at the museum. The validation is good all day. The garage hours are 6:00 am – 1:00 am on weekdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 am on Saturdays and 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Sundays.

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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