Connecticut State Capitol

210 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106- Map It
(860) 240-0222

AAA Editor Notes

Connecticut State Capitol is off I-84 exit 48 on Capitol Ave. and Trinity St. near Bushnell Park. Made of white Connecticut marble and New England granite, the building is adorned with Gothic spires, a gold-leaf dome, medallions and bas-reliefs. Displayed are Revolutionary War general Israel Putnam's tombstone, the figurehead off Adm. David G. Farragut's Civil War flagship Hartford and a statue of patriot Nathan Hale. Also on the grounds are the Civil War battle flags of Connecticut regiments and the “Petersburg Express,” a mortar used by the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. Guided tours begin at the west entrance of the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Ave. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Building open Mon.-Fri. 8-5. Tours given Mon.-Fri. on the hour 9:15-1:15 (also at 2:15, July-Aug.). Closed major holidays.