Connecticut's Old State House



At Connecticut's Old State House, you'll find many unique exhibits, historic rooms and over 22,000 square feet for people of all ages to explore. Here are some of the ways you can customize your Old State House experience:

  • Guided and self-guided tours - whichever you choose, our friendly staff is here to help!

  • Hands-on activity areas - for kids of all ages


Regular Schedule
October 14, 2014 – July 3, 2015
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)

Summer Schedule
July 7, 2015 – October 12, 2015
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)

Closed on the Following Holidays:

  • New Year's Day (1/1/2015)
  • Martin Luther King Day (1/19/2015)
  • Washington's Birthday (2/17/2015)
  • Good Friday (4/18/2014)
  • Memorial Day (5/26/2014)
  • Independence Day (7/4/2014)
  • Labor Day (9/1/2014)
  • Columbus Day (10/13/2014)
  • Veteran's Day (11/11/2014)
  • Thanksgiving Day (11/27/2014)
  • Christmas Day (12/25/2014)
Check our Calendar of Events for special Saturday or holiday openings, or other schedule changes.

General Public Admission



Children (6 - 17)
AAA Members (with card)
Seniors (65 and over)


Children (5 and under)
Old State House Association/CHS Members
Active U.S. Military Members (with military ID)
U.S. Military Veterans (with VA card)


School and Home - School Groups click here

Adult Group Admission

The adult group rate is $5 per person, with a minimum charge of $50.00. Included in this rate is your own private guided tour of the building.

Advance reservations (two weeks or more preferred) are recommended for groups of 10 or more to ensure the availability of a tour guide.

Admission discounts may not be combined or substituted for group tours.

Admission rates are subject to change

Inclement Weather:

In case of inclement weather, check the following sources for closing or delayed opening information:

Radio:     WTIC 96.6 FM
              WDRC 1360 AM
              WDRC 102.9 FM

TV:          WFSB - 3
               NBC 30
               News Channel 8


Old State House Smoking Policy:

For the health and safety of our visitors and collections, Connecticut's Old State House, as well as its stairs and porticos, are tobacco-free. Smoking is permitted in a designated outdoor area, equipped with a receptacle for the proper disposal of ashes and other refuse associated with the use of tobacco products.

The designated smoking area is located outside the fence on the Central Row side of the Old State House, just west of the gate.

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