Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Shopping in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s was synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Share your own pleasant memories of tea in the Connecticut Room, back-to-school shopping, and the holiday decorations that made your visit special. 

You’ll visit storage and collection areas at the CHS that are not normally open to the public, and learn how we preserve the stories of Connecticut. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email

$10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members.

Purchase tickets online here.