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Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

State Capitol

  • 210 Capitol Ave. Map It
  • Hartford
  • Government Building

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

The gold-leaf dome of the State Capitol rises above Bushnell Park. Built in 1878, the building houses the state's executive offices and legislative chamber as well as historical memorabilia. On a tour, you can walk through the Hall of Flags, see a statue of Connecticut state hero Nathan Hale, and observe the proceedings of the General Assembly, when in session, from the public galleries.

Sight Information

Address:

210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Connecticut, 06106, United States

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Phone:

860-240–0222

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Building weekdays 9–3. Tours given hourly, Sept.–June, weekdays 9:15–1:15; July and Aug., weekdays 9:15–2:15

Updated 12/23/2013

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Oct 19, 2008

Very enjoyable

As US capitol buildings go, this is well worth a visit. The outside is over the top in a faux Gothic way, while the inside has a distinctly Moorish look to it. Still, the detail is remarkable and makes it noteworthy.

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