Welcome to the home of 360-degree democracy. What does that mean? Simple: the past shapes the future. Government represents the governed. Leaders – of every kind – were once just regular people like you and me. Here at Connecticut's Old State House – the very spot where Connecticut's democracy was born – you'll learn about how it was born and who made it happen.
You'll meet people who went from ordinary to history-making by standing up for what they believed: and maybe think about where you fit in to "government by the people" yourself. And when you're ready for a break, we have a two-headed calf, Mark Twain's bicycle, and dozens of other pieces of Connecticut's amazing and eccentric history for you to enjoy. That's not just 360-degree democracy. That's 360 degrees of fun!
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Wondering why you should come visit the Old State House? Watch this video and learn why.
Created by the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and the Department of Economic and Community Development with additional funding provided by Connecticut Humanities.