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Happy Birthday Connecticut’s Old State House!

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

That’s the funny thing about birthdays, they’re kind of an annual thing! Join us in celebrating Connecticut’s Old State House’s 228th birthday on Saturday, May 18th from 12-4 pm. 

Connecticut’s Old State House will be open from 12-4 pm with FREE admission, a Spring Market featuring Connecticut-made vendors and crafters, birthday cake made by our Election Cake Bake-Off 2023 winner Amy Hodder of Amy Cakes in Wallingford, a concert with Jake Kulak and The Modern Vandals on our lawn.

To RSVP, click here: https://bit.ly/CTOSHbirthday2024

Parking for $5 is available at the State House Square Garage, located right next door at 55 Market Street.

On May 13, 1796, Connecticut’s Legislature held their first session in their newly-constructed Hartford State House, and it has become the day that we celebrate this important building. Connecticut’s Old State House is iconic in the City of Hartford and one of the first buildings to be named a National Historic Landmark in December, 1960.

Throughout the years, this building has been threatened with destruction, but we’re celebrating its 228-year survival and important connections to history during our birthday celebration.

Happy Birthday Connecticut’s Old State House is sponsored by The Bushnell and Pullman & Comley


May 18
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA