State Capitol

sights / Architecture

State Capitol information

Location
Hartford , USA
Address
cnr Capitol Ave & Trinity St
Telephone
+1 860 240 0222
More information
www.cga.ct.gov/capitoltours
Opening hours
hourly tours 9:15am-1:15pm Mon-Fri Sep-Jun, and 2:15pm Jul-Aug
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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 .