Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

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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.

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  • Address: 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 | Map It
  • Phone: 860/240–0222
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Building weekdays 9–3. Tours given hourly, Sept.–June, weekdays 9:15–1:15; July and Aug., weekdays 9:15–2:15
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  • Location: Hartford
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    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.

    by bachslunch, 10/19/08

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