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What We Do

Underscore


It is the mission of Connecticut's Old State House to reawaken citizen engagement and awareness by offering an authentic, educational and inspiring visitor experience. We're not exactly a museum. We're more like a laboratory or classroom - for both the physical and virtual worlds. We put ideas on display in our historic rooms and alongside our historic objects: ideas that celebrate democracy and citizenship, not just viewed from the past but for today as well.

While you are here, we invite you to interact with our staff and other visitors of all ages. Get engaged, get inspired - and discover that your voice matters. And remember that words, ideas, persuasion and debate really can change minds - and quite possibly, the world.