Connecticut Old State House is one of the oldest state houses in the US, this national historic landmark is located in Hartford, Connecticut. The construction of the old state house was completed in 1796, the old state house features many educational exhibits. The exhibits in the old state house focus on Connecticut's and Hartford's history. Museum of Natural and other curiosities is located in the old state house. Connecticut Old state house is more than a museum, it was designed by noted architect, Charles Bulfinch, it features guided and self-guided tours and activities for children.
Things to Do
- Connecticut Old state house has any historic rooms and unique and educational exhibits that will intrigue everyone in the family.
- Take a guided or self guided tour, explore the unique and historic architecture of the building, see the central hall, court room, the senate chamber, and the Hartford museum.
- Joseph Steward's Hartford museum and painting gallery displays paintings, portraits, and a collection of natural objects including an alligator and many insects and butterflies.
- The museum has several inventions and machines, and other natural and artificial objects.
- The history is all around us exhibit has a 1912 fire engine and Mark Twain's bicycle. Several educational programs are offered for children including "I spy the old state house".
- The old state house farmer's market runs April/May through October, it supplies farm fresh produce from local vendors. Also buy arts and crafts created by Connecticut's artists.
Connecticut Old State House Insider Tips
- Children ages 5 and under are admitted for free.