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How to Get to Connecticut's Old State House


Connecticut's Old State House is located at 800 Main Street, Hartford CT. The building is easily accessible from I-91, I-84 and Route 2.

We recommend the State House Square parking garage, located at 55 Market Street and just steps away from the Old State House. Bring your garage ticket with you to receive a $5 validation for parking.

Getting Around

The Hartford "dash" shuttle is CTTransit's free circulator bus that makes multiple scheduled stops in downtown Hartford. You can catch a ride at the nearby Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Stage, Connecticut Convention Center, Riverfront or Connecticut Science Center. The dash shuttle does not operate during weekends unless there is a downtown event scheduled. You can find more information about the dash shuttle – including stops and extended service schedules – here or at the CTTransit Information Kiosk which is conveniently located next to the Old State House in State House Square.

Walking Around Hartford

Connecticut's Old State House is centrally located in downtown Hartford and other local attractions are easily accessible by foot.

  • Connecticut Science Center & Connecticut Convention Center (5 minutes): These two attractions are located right next to each other and walking there from the Old State House is very easy. Take a left out of the front lawn and head down Central Row. Walk straight until the second light, turn right and follow Columbus Boulevard until you reach the Science Center. The walk should take about five minutes

  • Wadsworth Atheneum (2 minutes): These two museums are only one block away from each other! Take a left out of the back entrance at the Old State House and head down Main Street.

  • Butler-McCook House and Garden (7 minutes): This historic building is located just down the street from the Wadsworth Atheneum. To get there, continue down Main Street and pass the Hartford Public Library and City Hall. The Butler-McCook House and Garden will be on your left.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Park (5 minutes): Take a right out of the front lawn and then another right onto Main Street. Continue walking straight on Main Street for roughly 5 minutes until you reach the ballpark.