Museum of Connecticut History Hours & Schedule
Remember: Museum entry is always FREE!
The Museum of Connecticut History is open 6 days/week.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Museum is closed on State Holidays & Saturdays when the holiday observance is on a Friday or Monday. Holidays to be observed by State of Connecticut agencies this year. From the official 2018 State Holidays
The Museum of Connecticut History is housed in the Supreme Court and Connecticut State Library building, located at 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106.
From Interstate 84 Westbound – take Exit 47, Sigourney St. Turn Left under Interstate 84; Left again back onto Interstate 84 eastbound. Take Exit 48, Capitol Ave. The Library is diagonally across Capitol Ave. at the end of the exit ramp.
From Interstate 91 North or Southbound – take Exit 29A, Capitol Area. At the traffic circle, take Elm Street (Bushnell Park will be on your right). At the traffic light, turn Left onto Trinity Street. At the next light, the Library is diagonally across Capitol Ave, directly across from the State Capitol.
- On Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., free parking is available for patrons in the State Library/Supreme Court lot adjacent to the building. Enter from Oak Street; the gate will be up. At other times, patrons can park in the following locations.
- Metered on-street parking is available on Oak, Russ, Lafayette (one-way street from Capitol Ave.), and Buckingham streets.
- All-day free parking on Hungerford Street, (one-way street from Capitol Ave.) one block west of, and parallel to, Oak Street. Early arrivals may find spaces in the Capitol Place parking garage at 21 Oak St. A parking lot at Buckingham and Hudson Streets offers reasonable all-day rates.
Call the State Library/Supreme Court Security Office (860) 757-2299 for information on Handicapped parking and access to the building.