Museum of Connecticut History

Explore the history of Connecticut government with your group at this historic collection. Visit the Memorial Hall and view portraits of Connecticut Governors, as well as a Colt Firearms Collection, the Mitchelson Coin Collection, Freedom Trail Quilts, and a number of other artifacts. Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt, and let experienced docents bring Connecticut history to life on tours like Connecticut Invents, which focuses on famous Connecticut inventors and their inventions.
 
Contact Info
Address: 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Hartford County. Tel: 860-757-6535. Website: www.museumofcthistory.org. Hrs: Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM, Sat, 9AM-2PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Free.  
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies, STEM.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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