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Connecticut's Old State House is open for school groups from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be available upon request.

Program Prices

General Price Information:

  • All programs require a minimum of 10 participants. Groups bringing fewer participants will be charged for the minimum price of $40 for one program or $50 for two programs.

  • Program fees must be paid in advance or on the day of your visit.

  • We accept cash, checks made payable to “CPAN”, Visa and MasterCard.

School Group Fees:

First Program $4.00 per student
Each Additional Program $1.00 per student
Required Teachers/Chaperones One per 10 students at no charge
Additional Teacers/Chaperones $5.00 each
Paraprofessionals No charge
Lunchroom use (indoor) $25.00 per group
Lunch on grounds (outside) No charge

Home-School Group Fees:

First Program $4.00 per student
Each Additional Program $1.00 per student
Adults $3.00 per adult
Non-participating Children $1.00 per child
Group Leader One per group at no charge

Parking Information - **NEW as of December 2016**

Teachers: Please share the following with your bus driver/company!

School Bus
  • School buses may park on the south side of the Old State House on Central Row (in the city bus lane)*. We can provide parking for one (1) bus per 50 students. Additional buses may be asked to park offsite depending on conditions/availability.
  • Look for our sign that says "BUS DROP OFF." Your group will be greeted by Old State House staff and students will enter through the southeast entrance.
  • A member of our staff will provide a parking pass in exchange for the bus driver's license. At the end of your visit, a staff member will retrieve the parking pass and return the driver's license.

*Note: Parking on Central Row (pictured above) is not guaranteed, especially during snowy conditions or road construction. If parking on Central Row is not available, buses may drop off (and later pick up) students on Central Row. Buses can also park at the LAZ parking lot at 280 Market Street. There is a $10 fee to park in the Market Street lot which can be paid at the pay station. Please park in the back of the lot (area best for buses) and display the pay station receipt on the dashboard.