Legislative Office Building
Museum of Connecticut History
While you're on Capitol Hill, have a look at this museum housed in the Connecticut State Library . Nationally known for its genealogy...
Bushnell Park Carousel
Hosting over 500 events a year, Bushnell plays a major role in the state's cultural life. Its historic building is where you go for most...
Locals love this place with its café deck overlooking Bushnell Park and the State Capitol. The interior is postmodern chrome. Try the...
cnr Capitol Ave & Trinity St · interesting places nearby
State Capitol information
Built of New England granite and white marble and topped by an ostentatious gold-leaf dome, the Gothic palace that is Connecticut’s State Capitol (1879) was designed by Richard Upjohn and took over a decade to complete. Because of the variety of architectural styles it reflects, it's been called 'the most beautiful ugly building in the world' (Frank Lloyd Wright dismissed it as 'ridiculous'), but in true Hartford form it is insured for a cool $200,000,000 rebuild value.
Guided tours depart from the southwest entrance of the Legislative Office Building .