Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Visit Connecticut's Old State House

The library has received a new museum pass to Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103, Tel. 860-522-6766. It is open Mon.-Fri. from 10-5. The pass offers free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The pass does not cover admission for after-hour events.

Connecticut's Old State House (1796-1797) designed by Charles Bulfinch is the oldest State House in the nation. Expect to find historically-restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending US history, state government, civics and citizenship and an interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford. Children can take their own tour using a backpack activity, which is offered at no additional charge to visitors. Dress-up stations for children, discovery trunks full of hours of fun and more are also available.

The centrally located museum allows visitors to make a day of Hartford with both the Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum located within a short walk of the Old State House. Ample parking is available in two nearby garages. Visitors can bring their garage tickets to the Old State House to be stamped. That way, visitors will pay only $5 to park for the entire day.

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