For nearly 60 years (1820-1878), the southeast room on the first floor of Connecticut’s Old State House served as the Governor’s Office. Today, it serves as the office of Connecticut’s Kid Governor! The office features the Kid Governor’s desk, a podium with transcripts of the Kid Governor’s speeches, the Cabinet Meeting Table, past Kid Governors’ portraits, and hands-on activities. The Kid Governor’s Office inspires students and adults alike from around the world to make a difference in their own communities.
Located in the heart of Hartford, the Old State House served as a home to all three branches of state government from 1796 to 1878. Some of our state’s most important stories of freedom, democracy, and civic action – from the Amistad and Prudence Crandall trials to the Constitutional Convention of 1818 – connect to this National Historic Landmark. Today, Connecticut’s Old State House serves as a history museum, gathering spot and place of civic exploration for thousands of local, national and international visitors each year.
Visit Connecticut’s Old State House for a tour, field trip, public program or community event to learn the important history of the building and to see the Kid Governor’s Office! Visit ctoldstatehouse.org for more information.