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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

  Media

Publications

The publication How A Bill Becomes A Law In Connecticut will be provided to all tour participants. Other brochures, such as: State of Connecticut Sites, Seals, Symbols and Connecticut: A Guide to State Government (pdf), will be distributed one per class. These are provided free of charge.

Websites

League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund
www.lwvct.org/ef

Connecticut General Assembly
www.cga.ct.gov

State of Connecticut (with links to Kids' pages)
www.ct.gov

Museum of Connecticut History
www.cslib.org/museum.htm

Connecticut's Old State House
http://www.ctosh.org

Bushnell Park
www.bushnellpark.org

Connecticut Network (CT-N) Educational Resources
www.ctn.state.ct.us/education.asp

State of Connecticut Tourism
www.tourism.state.ct.us/4kids.htm    

Internet Guide to U.S. Congress
thomas.loc.gov

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
bensguide.gpo.gov

Appreciating Democracy: A Lesson Plan for High School Teachers of Civics, Government, and U.S. History
www.ncsl.org/public/trust/democracylesson/contents.htm

Videos

The following videos may be borrowed for up to two weeks by contacting Legislative Management at (860) 240-0100:

The Grand Restoration (Capitol) - 30 minutes, suitable for all ages.
General Assembly - 62 minutes, suitable for 9th Grade and above.

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