Connecticut State Capitol Tours

Tour the Connecticut State Capitol

Capitol Information and Tours at the Connecticut State Capitol is operated by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund and sponsored by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, Connecticut General Assembly.

General tourist information centers are located outside room 101 in the State Capitol and on the first floor, west entrance in the Legislative Office Building.

Self-Guided Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Self-guided tour booklets about the State Capitol, Capitol statuary and the Legislative Office Building are available at these locations and may be used during regular business hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed for all State Holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and December 24 through January 1.

Free one-hour guided tours of the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building follow this schedule:

Monday – Friday 
9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15

During July and August
9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15

Weekday tours leave from the League of Women Voters Capitol Information and Tours Desk, first floor, west entrance of the Legislative Office Building, located on Capitol Avenue near Broad Street in Hartford.

Tours may be subject to change. Please call (860) 240-0222 for current schedule.

Weekends

The Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings are closed on the weekends.

Group Reservations

Group reservations may be made by calling (860) 240-0222 weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or by using the on-line request form under “Request a Tour“. Student groups must be 3rd Grade or above; see Guidelines.

Parking

Limited free parking is available in the Legislative Office Building parking garage (Monday to Friday) and on the north Capitol grounds.

Capitol Information

Learn the history of the Capitol, a National Historic Landmark.

View items important to Connecticut history, including statues of Connecticut State Hero Nathan Hale, Prudence Crandall, Civil War Governor William Buckingham, and the “Genius of Connecticut.”

Visit the Hall of Flags, where flags carried into battle by Connecticut soldiers are displayed.

Learn about the legislative process while viewing the House and Senate chambers.

Observe the proceedings of the General Assembly from the public galleries when the House and Senate are in session.

Tour the Legislative Office Building, where public hearings and legislative committee meetings are held.

Visit the Connecticut Hall of Fame, established to recognize the outstanding achievements of Connecticut individuals who have distinguished themselves in their professions, nationally or internationally. (The Hall is located in the second floor break-out area of the Legislative Office Building.) See Hall of Fame.

 

View streaming video tours of the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building

The Connecticut State Capitol
The Capitol
 The East Atrium
 The Hall of Flags
The North Lobby
The Senate
The House of Representatives

The Legislative Office Building 
The Main Lobby
 The Capitol Concourse