Explore Connecticut’s Old State House

At Connecticut’s Old State House, you’ll find historic rooms and exhibits for people of all ages to explore. Each room has been beautifully and authentically restored. During your tour, you will walk through the chambers and halls where Connecticut history was made.

We recommend reserving a Group Tour for parties of 10 or more people to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit.


Our building is accessible with a ramp entrance and elevator access to all floors. Our restrooms have handicap stalls and changing tables. During guided tours, there are opportunities to sit at each stop throughout the building. Please call ahead of your visit if you have questions about our accommodations.


Mondays and weekday mornings: are available for School/Group reservations.
Tuesday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM – 5 PM*
Friday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

(Last ticket sold one hour before close)

*Extended hours on Thursdays
Connecticut’s Old State House is open until 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of every month (December – June) and every Thursday (July- November).


Connecticut’s Old State House is not open for tours on these 2024 state holidays.

Directions & Parking

Connecticut’s Old State House is located at 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT. The museum is easily accessible from I-91, I-84, and Route 2. 

We recommend parking in the State House Square parking garage, located at 55 Market Street and just steps away from Connecticut’s Old State House. Parking is only $5 with a validated ticket. NOTE: Please look for signs indicating what time the garage closes.

Please present your parking ticket to the museum’s Visitor Services desk for validation.

Free on-street parking is available after 6:00pm and on weekends. Follow posted parking instructions. For the most up to date information about parking downtown, please visit hartfordparking.com.


Located in the center of downtown Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House is extremely accessible via public transportation. Utilize frequent local buses, ride the CTfastrak into Hartford, or take a train to Union Station! Visit CTtransit.com and plan your visit to 800 Main St.