State Supreme Court

More than 100 years old and the only court of its kind in Connecticut. The External Affairs Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch provides tours of the Supreme Court courtroom from Monday through Friday. A visit will show students the importance of the courtroom and how it differs from the Superior and Appellate courthouses in Connecticut. Students can sit in the courtroom and view the state’s history, from the beautiful state oak tree panels that cover the walls, to the two famous murals that grace the wall and the ceiling. Students may gaze up at the portraits of retired Chief Justices, and sometimes one lucky individual will play the role of court marshal for the day! 
 
Contact Info
Address: 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Hartford County. Tel: 860-757-2270. Email: external.affairs@jud.ct.gov. Website: www.jud.ct.gov. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue