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 of 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.

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. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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