Connecticut State Capitol Tours

Are the tours handicapped accessible?

Yes. Elevators are available.

Do I have to book a tour in advance?

Yes, advance group reservations are necessary. Individuals may join a tour at the published times without a reservation.

How long are the tours?

Tours are approximately 1 hour long.

Is there a charge for the guided tour?

No

Where do the guided tours begin?

Monday through Friday guided tours begin at the information desk located at the west entrance of the Legislative Office Building (first floor by the revolving door). Visitors can join a tour in progress in the south lobby of the Capitol. Saturday tours (provided April through October) begin at the southwest/Capitol Avenue entrance to the Capitol.

How many people can go on a guided tour at one time?

The maximum is 30 participants per tour and two tours per hour.

Are self-guided tours permitted? Are there self-guided booklets available?

Yes. Self-guided booklets for the State Capitol, Legislative Office Building and Capitol Statuary can be found on the brochure racks at the Information and Tours Desk in the Legislative Office Building and at room 101 in the State Capitol (1st floor by the double elevators).

Is there a gift shop at the Capitol?

Yes. A small gift shop/newsstand is located on the first floor of the Legislative Office Building. It is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Capitol souvenirs are also sold from the Information and Tour desk at the west entrance to the LOB.

Is photography and videotaping permitted?

Yes, though photography of school tour groups is subject to school rules.

What is the League of Women Voters?

The League of Women Voters is a multi-issue, non-partisan organization whose mission is to encourage the active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Since our founding in 1920, the League remains the premiere grassroots citizen organization, representing women and men in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Does the League support political parties or candidates?

No. Never. The League is political, but strictly nonpartisan and never supportive of any particular candidate or political party.

What is the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF)?

The League of Women Voters Education Fund’s mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

Founders of the League of Women Voters believed that citizens who have access to the facts on public policy issues and who know how to participate effectively will make wise decisions for their communities and their countries.

Today, the League of Women Voters Education Fund’s work is guided by that same belief.

What does the League of Women Voters Education Fund do?

The LWVEF builds citizen participation by providing non-partisan information on the government process, issues, and candidates through debates, forums, publications and community dialogues.

The LWVEF furnishes impartial, accurate information on which the American people depend to make informed decisions on a range of public policy issues.

These issues range from international relations to conserving natural resources to health care policy.

The Education Fund’s multi-issue approach and its unrivaled reputation for credibility are always backed up by solid research and easy-to-understand presentation of the facts.

The LWVEF’s nonpartisan stance and avoidance of single-issue politics give it a unique role in the public policy arena.

Can men join the League?

Yes, men have been members since 1974.