Visit the Governor’s Residence on CT Open House Day

The Governor’s Residence will participate in the state’s 11th annual Connecticut Open House Day and be open for public tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.

The Governor’s Residence is located at 990 Prospect Ave. in Hartford, off Interstate 84. Admission is free and guided tours will be available.

Connecticut Open House Day is an annual showcase coordinated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism that encourages residents and visitors to explore the state’s destinations and attractions — new and old — by offering special incentives for one day only, such as free or reduced admission, free gifts, or special exhibits and activities.

Almost 200 participating venues

This year, on June 13, approximately 188 arts, history and tourism attractions throughout Connecticut will participate. A list of these venues can be found on the state’s tourism website at

This includes the Shelton Historical Society’s History Center at 70 Ripton Road, close to the Huntington Green. The center will be open from noon-4 p.m. on June 13 with free admission. People can visit six historic structures and take place in several activities.

Museums to vineyards

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Connecticut Open House Day is a great opportunity to explore the museums, galleries, theaters, vineyards, shops and historic properties that make Connecticut unique.

“In addition, we are proud to open the Governor’s Residence once again for public tours during the day,” he said.

At the Governor’s Residence, docents will be available for tours of the residence, which will also include the outdoor sculpture park, featuring artwork donated by local artists, as well as the garden, designed by the architectural landscape program at the University of Connecticut.

Italian ice will be served on the outdoor patio. There is no admittance fee for the open house at the Governor’s Residence, and tickets are not needed.

Information about the history of the Connecticut Governor’s Residence can be found on the governor’s website:

About the tourism industry in CT

The state of Connecticut’s “Still revolutionary” marketing initiative is intended to make the state a business and tourism destination.

Tourism is a $14 billion industry in Connecticut and supports more than 118,000 jobs, including 80,000 direct tourism industry jobs, representing 5.3% of all employment in the state.