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Museum Of Connecticut History

231 Capitol Ave, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT 06106-1548
+1 860-757-6535
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Small, but free

This was an interesting little museum, but not something I would go too far out of my way for. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb W
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Windsor, Connecticut
Staff was very pleasant

Having just been to a lecture here, the staff was very friendly. The Lecture room was toasty on a... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
fusionunion
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1 week ago
“Small, but free”
25 Mar 2017
“Staff was very pleasant”
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231 Capitol Ave, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT 06106-1548
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+1 860-757-6535
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting little museum, but not something I would go too far out of my way for. It was informative, as I've been teaching my homeschooled teen about American History. It was also free, which was great. It's also small, and kind of...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Having just been to a lecture here, the staff was very friendly. The Lecture room was toasty on a cold day and the building it's self is lovely.

Thank fusionunion
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The museum is on the smaller side. Some of the things I thought were interesting like the guns, portraits and other CT things. I thought it was okay. Wished it was bigger but the building it was in was beautiful. There is a guard and...More

1  Thank BusterBusBus
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is definitely much less than you would expect from the official state history museum of one of the oldest states in the Union. The main attraction is probably the dozens of portraits of Connecticut Governors in the main hall (with the original state charter...More

2  Thank k1ckstand
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I first visited this museum many years ago on a field trip. I decided to revisit it without being surrounded by 12 year olds :) It is a Saturday in March and I was the only one there. Peaceful . . . . . ahhhhhhhh....More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I've been surprised to find so little about the Connecticut history... Hopefully, the Connecticut Constitution was there and some pictures about the African American contribution in some fileds of this State. I liked to see a display of many objects of daily life in the...More

Thank Sylvie F
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The history of Connecticut is wonderfully shown in all of its glory, bring the past into the present with great art and history as one of the first constitution states! A must see for the whole family!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Bitterly cold and snowing on a Saturday morning, a good time to visit a museum at the State Capitol. Glad I did, very interesting even though it only covers Connecticut. The colt firearms section was excellent showing the development of , mainly handguns from mid...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This museum shares a building with the supreme court and Library, so if you are just looking for a museum you might miss it, also on a Saturday enter by the rear of the building. The museum has many artifacts and some civil war stuff...More

Thank fozzie555
Reviewed 19 June 2013

This is boring. I don't like the guns or anything else. I love history. There is the Connecticut constitution the savior of this museum. X rating 1.5

Thank JohnX269
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