Connecticut State Capitol Tours

The Capitol and Legislative Office Building are open for guided and self-guided tours Monday through Friday excluding state and federal holidays.

Guided tours are available by reservation between the hours of 9:15am and 1:15pm. Self-guided tours are available from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Public access currently is limited to the first floor of both buildings. Please call (860) 240-0222 or email for the updated tour schedule and availability.

Capitol Facts

Connecticut State Capitol

The Capitol was opened in 1878 and stands in the picturesque setting of Bushnell Park. (Construction 1872 – 1879)

Designed by Richard M. Upjohn, a cathedral architect, this High Victorian Gothic style statehouse was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1971 and underwent a restoration between 1979 and 1989.

The exterior marble from East Canaan, Connecticut and granite from Westerly, Rhode island is accented by a gold leaf dome.

The interior floors of the Capitol are inlaid with white marble and red slate from Connecticut and colored marble from Italy.

The stenciling, stained-glass windows and light fixtures were designed by Boston interior decorator William James McPherson.

This beautiful and unique building houses the executive offices and legislative chambers of the state, as well as historical memorabilia including statues of Nathan Hale, Prudence Crandall, “The Genius of Connecticut” and Governor William Buckingham.