Connecticut’s Old State House
Welcome to Connecticut’s Old State House: the place where history and civics meet!
Located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, this building served as a home to all three branches of Connecticut state government from 1796 to 1878. Some of our state’s most important stories of freedom, democracy, and civic action – from the Amistad and Prudence Crandall trials to the Constitutional Convention of 1818 – connect to this National Historic Landmark.
Today, Connecticut’s Old State House serves as a history museum, gathering spot and place of civic exploration for thousands of local, national and international visitors each year.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Evening Conversations: “The Many Colors of Justice: Black New Englanders in Connecticut’s Colonial Courts”February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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