Plan Your Visit

The Connecticut Historical Society is located in the West End of Hartford, at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Asylum Avenue. Come visit the CHS and check out one of our exhibits or learn more about Connecticut’s past or your own family story in the Waterman Research Center.

Hours:

exterior of the Connecticut Historical SocietyMuseum: 

Regular Hours:
Tuesday–Thursday: 12:00–5:00 pm
Friday–Saturday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Library & Waterman Research Center:

Tuesday–Thursday: 12:00–5:00 pm
Friday–Saturday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Store:

Monday–Saturday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Holiday Hours:

The CHS is closed Thanksgiving (11/28), Christmas Day (12/25), and New Year’s Day (1/1). The store is closed on Monday holidays.

The CHS will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31).

The CHS will open at 12pm the morning of the Hartford Marathon (2nd Saturday in October.)

Prices:

Admission is FREE for CHS members and children 5 and under.
Admission to the museum galleries is FREE the first Saturday of the month.

One-day admission prices:

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)

Blue Star pricing:

As a Blue Star Museum, the CHS is excited to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve from May 18th – September 2nd.

Multi-visit passes to the Waterman Research Center:

Adults (3 visits): $33
Seniors (3 visits): $27
Students and Youth (5 visits): $27
Admission fees may apply to programs and events. Please call (860) 236-5621 for information.

Group Visits:

For information about group tours of the museum for adults, visit the Adult Group Tours page or contact education_assistant@chs.org or (860) 236-5621 x232. For group tours and museum programs for kids, please visit the Education section of this site or contact education_assistant@chs.org or (860) 236-5621 x232.

Directions & Parking:

Address:

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Accessible entrance & additional information

The Connecticut Historical Society is located in the West End of Hartford, at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Asylum Avenue. There is ample free parking available. Bus parking is available behind the building, in the Asylum Street lot.

Directions from I-84 East:
Take exit 46 (Sisson Avenue).
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Sisson Avenue.
At second traffic light turn left onto Farmington Avenue.
Take first right onto Girard Avenue.
At second intersection turn right onto Elizabeth Street.
CHS is on the right (after the UConn School of Law campus).

Directions from I-84 West:
Take exit 46 (Sisson Avenue).
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Sisson Avenue.
At second traffic light turn left onto Farmington Avenue.
Take first right onto Girard Avenue.
At second intersection turn right onto Elizabeth Street.
CHS is on the right (after the UConn School of Law campus).

Directions from Albany Avenue (Route 44) and points northwest:
From Albany Avenue, turn right at Scarborough Street.
Scarborough Street becomes Whitney Street as you cross Asylum Avenue. Continue on Whitney Street to the next intersection.
Turn left at traffic light onto Elizabeth Street.
CHS is on the right (after the UConn School of Law campus).