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  Weekday Tours   Saturday Tours

Monday-Friday
(Year-round)

9:15Red Star10:15Red Star11:15Red Star12:15Red Star1:15
(Also 2:15 in July and August)
Closed for all State Holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and December 24 through January 1.

Red Star Tours may be subject to change. Please call (860) 240-0222 for current schedule.

Self-Guided Tour booklets are available.

  Saturday tours have been discontinued.

The Capitol and Legislative Office Buildings are closed on the weekends.


  Group Reservations   Parking

Group reservations may be made by calling (860) 240-0222 weekdays 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., or by using the on-line request form under "Request a Tour". Student groups must be 3rd Grade or above; see Guidelines.

Limited free parking is available in the Legislative Office Building parking garage (Monday to Friday) and on the north Capitol grounds.

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League of Women Voters of Connecticut
League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund
 

Sponsored by:
JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Connecticut General Assembly

  Some Interesting Items

Connecticut State Capitol

Vintage photo of the Connecticut State Capitol

The Capitol was opened in 1878 and stands in the picturesque setting of Bushnell Park. (Construction 1872 - 1879)

Designed by Richard M. Upjohn, a cathedral architect, this High Victorian Gothic style statehouse was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1971 and underwent a restoration between 1979 and 1989.

The exterior marble from East Canaan, Connecticut and granite from Westerly, Rhode island is accented by a gold leaf dome.

The interior floors of the Capitol are inlaid with white marble and red slate from Connecticut and colored marble from Italy.

The stenciling, stained-glass windows and light fixtures were designed by Boston interior decorator William James McPherson.

This beautiful and unique building houses the executive offices and legislative chambers of the state, as well as historical memorabilia including statues of Nathan Hale, "The Genius of Connecticut" and Governor William Buckingham.

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