The Connecticut Commission on Children
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Conn.  06106-1591
Phone: (860) 240-0290  Fax: (860) 240-0248
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Commission Office - 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford

The Connecticut Commission on Children operates from the second floor of 18-20 Trinity Street in Hartford. The building is located across the street from the state Capitol and adjacent to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

Commission on Children officeFrom I-84 eastbound: Take Exit 48, Capitol Avenue. Get into the left lane of the exit ramp and follow the signs for Asylum Street. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Asylum Street. Stay to the right and proceed through the Memorial Arch onto Trinity Street. After the Arch, the first right will be the Capitol visitors driveway; the Commission office will be on the left.

From I-84 westbound: Take Exit 48, Asylum Street, at the end of the exit ramp turn left at the light onto Asylum Street. Get into the right lane and go under the railroad bridge. Stay to the right and proceed through the Memorial Arch onto Trinity Street. After going through the Arch, the first right will be the Capitol visitors driveway.

From I-91 northbound or southbound - Take Exit 29A, Capitol Avenue to Pulaski Circle. Go right onto Elm Street.  Follow Elm Street to the traffic light. At the traffic light proceed across Trinity Street directly onto the Capitol grounds.

Parking: Free parking is usually available to the public at the foot of state Capitol parking lot on the corner of Trinity and Elm streets, across the street from the Commission office. A free parking garage is also attached to the Legislative Office Building, on the far side of the Capitol. Street parking is available along nearby Bushnell Park, but be aware that it is metered parking and that the City of Hartford is aggressive in issuing tickets for expired limits.

Here's a map of downtown Hartford parking lots and garages, courtesy of the Hartford Parking Authority.

 

State Capitol - 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

The State Capitol is bounded by Bushnell Park, Trinity Street, Capitol Avenue, and the Exit 48 ramp of I-84. Beside's the governor's office, it contains the chambers of the state Senate and House of Representatives.

state capitol

From I-84 eastbound: Take Exit 48, Capitol Avenue. Get into the left lane of the exit ramp and follow the signs for Asylum Street. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Asylum Street. Stay to the right and proceed through the Memorial Arch onto Trinity Street. After the Arch, the first right will be the Capitol visitors driveway; the Commission office will be on the left.

From I-84 westbound: Take Exit 48, Asylum Street, at the end of the exit ramp turn left at the light onto Asylum Street. Get into the right lane and go under the railroad bridge. Stay to the right and proceed through the Memorial Arch onto Trinity Street. After going through the Arch, the first right will be the Capitol visitors driveway.

From I-91 northbound or southbound - Take Exit 29A, Capitol Avenue to Pulaski Circle. Go right onto Elm Street.  Follow Elm Street to the traffic light. At the traffic light proceed across Trinity Street directly onto the Capitol grounds.

 

Legislative Office Building - 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

The Legislative Office Building, or LOB, contains offices for lawmakers and their staffs, along with committee hearing rooms. Most Commission on Children events are held there. It is located on Capitol Avenue, between the Capitol and the state Armory.

Legislative Office Building

From I-84 eastbound: Take Exit 48B, Capitol Avenue. Turn right at the light onto Capitol Avenue. Go one block and turn right at the next light. Go straight after the stop sign. Park in the garage on your right.

From I-84 westbound: Take Exit 48, Asylum Street. Go to the traffic light using the center lane for right turn. Turn right at the light and immediately bear left onto Farmington Avenue. There are turn restrictions at the next intersection, so use Option 1 or 2 as applicable:

From I-91 northbound or southbound: Take Exit 29A, Capitol Area exits. Follow the highway to the end. Go halfway around Pulaski Circle. Exit the rotary onto Elm Street and go to the next traffic light. Turn left at the light onto Trinity Street. Get into the right lane and go to the next traffic light. Bear right onto Capitol Avenue. Go three traffic lights and turn right. Pay attention to traffic lane signs. Pass in front of the Legislative Office Building. Go straight after the stop sign. Park in the garage on your right.

This page was last updated: January 18, 2013

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