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Join us for Connecticut’s Old State House 227th birthday! On May 13, 1796, Connecticut’s Legislature held their first session in their newly-constructed Hartford State House. It is now a day to celebrate the history of this iconic building in the heart of the City of Hartford. It was one of the first buildings to be named a National Historic Landmark in December 1960.

Throughout the years, this building has been threatened with destruction, but we’re celebrating its survival and important connections to history. The celebration will include birthday cake from our 2022 Election Cake Contest winner, Sweets by Jenna, and a Spring Market featuring Connecticut-made vendors and crafters. Happy Birthday Connecticut’s Old State House is sponsored by Crosskey Architects, LaRosa Building Group, and Pullman and Comley.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

PLACE: Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford
Complimentary parking, provided by State House Square, at the State House Square Garage located at 55 Market Street

COST: This event is FREE and open to the public

TICKETS: To RSVP, click here:


Located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House served as one of Connecticut’s state capitols from 1796 to 1878 and Hartford City Hall from 1878-1915. Beautifully restored and preserved, this museum and civic space was declared one of the first National Historic Landmarks in 1960 and now operates under a public/private partnership between the Connecticut General Assembly and The Connecticut Democracy Center.

Contact: Barbara Glassman Dell, Marketing Manager