Adult Group Tours

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Adult Group Tours

Fun, thought-provoking museum tours that make great outings for any group

The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History offers fun, thought-provoking museum tours that make great outings for senior groups, social clubs, bus tours, other historical societies, or family groups.

Guided tours last 45–60 minutes, and advanced reservations are required. Adult group tours are available Monday–Saturday with reservations. Please kindly request a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Please call (860) 236-5621 x232 or email us to book your tour or for more information. Please let us know if your group will require any additional accommodations during your tour so that we can make the proper arrangements.  American Sign Language interpretation for adult group tours can be arranged, with at least three weeks advance notice.

Don’t forget to leave time for a visit to our museum store! Our store features an expanded selection of books, unusual and one-of-a-kind gifts, and refreshments and is a perfect way to cap off your group’s visit.

Tour Options

The fee for standard tours is $10 per person. Choose one of the following:

Connecticut Museum Overview Tour
For groups looking for a general introduction, this tour includes background about the Connecticut Museum, the collection, the building, and an overview of our permanent exhibitions.

Making Connecticut Highlights Tour
This tour highlights 8-10 “don’t miss” objects from our signature exhibition. Hear the fascinating, and sometimes unexpected, stories behind these memorable treasures spanning 400+ years of Connecticut history.

Special Exhibition Tour
The Connecticut Museum offers changing exhibitions 2-3 times a year in our 2nd floor gallery. Groups can arrange an engaging and lively tour of these exhibits.

Visit our Exhibits page for more information about what’s currently on view as well as upcoming exhibitions.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

The fee for behind-the-scenes tours is $15 per person (minimum of 8 people). Group size limited to 12.

Get a sneak-peek into non-public storage areas and see some Connecticut Museum treasures not currently on exhibit.

Behind-the-Scenes Highlights
An 1870s corpse preserver. Abel Buel’s first map of the United States. A dressing table by Eliphalet Chapin. The legendary Leatherman’s mitten. A rare Loyalist uniform coat from the Revolution.  These are just a few of our favorite things the Connecticut Museum collection. None of these treasures are currently on display, but you can come behind the scenes, see them for yourself, and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

We also offer the following Behind-the-Scenes tours:

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut

Black History

Weddings Through the Ages

Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Interested in having a speaker come to your location? Please contact the Education office at (860) 236-5621 x232 or [email protected]. And for a listing of programs visit our Adult Outreach Programs page.

And don’t forget… each month the Connecticut Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, and activities for adults and families. Check out the upcoming events section of the site.

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Hartford CT, 06105



Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Always by appointment only.