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Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford

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  • We have lived here for almost 30 yrs and drive by this gem day after day. Beautiful mansion with gorgeous wood paneling in the old Veeder Mansion. Main exhibit contains artifacts from the last 400 yrs...  more »
  • The CHS serves as the official statewide historical society of Connecticut. Can't believe it was established in Hartford in 1825, which I'm told is one of the oldest historical societies in the U.S. T...  more »
  • This is so worth the trip that we returned again this year. There is so much history here and there are such helpful people at this place that you should take the time to visit and do some research. J...  more »
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  • This is so worth the trip that we returned again this year. There is so much history here and there are such helpful people at this place that you should take the time to visit and do some research. Just remember, not open on Mondays! We signed up for a behind the scenes tour and were blown away!! You can't imagine the items of historic value that we saw! Thank you for making this possible!
  • Wow what a place!! I'm at a loss for words! Nice place.definitely will go back
  • This place is a gem! The exhibits are beautiful and filled with amazing items from Connecticut's history. I have never seen such a diverse collection in such a beautiful setting. We spent about 4 hours in the museum. We are going back to check out the library next time. It was easy to get to and there's loads of safe, free parking.
  • An unexpected treasure! We've lived in the area for years and just went for the first time. I went with my five year old son, and expected it might be kind of dreary for him, but we both had a wonderful time. They have tons of clever hands on exhibits. These start at the entrance (where you can put a real acorn into jars to say whether you're a history nut, are a hard nut to crack, aren't sure, or your family is full of nuts--the last is most popular) and include colonial toys and clothes you can try, and places to time yourself as an assembly line worker putting together wwii mess kits. Plus the other exhibits, from a British soldier's red coat to an astronaut's model spacesuit made in Connecticut, were interesting and educational as well. This was one of the best, and, at $4 each, certainly the highest value, museum experiences we've had in the area.
  • Great layout with lots of history! You can easily spend a couple hours here and learn a lot!