Directions to the Legislative Office Building and the State Capitol
The Legislative Office Building (LOB) is at 300 Capitol Avenue and the Capitol is at 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
From I-84 East - Take Exit 48 -- Capitol Avenue. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Capitol Avenue. Take the first right past the Legislative Office Building. Go straight through the Stop sign and follow the road around to the back of the garage. Take a right into the garage through the entry marked for visitors.
From I-84 West - Take Exit 48, towards Asylum Street. Get in the middle lane of the ramp off the highway. Turn right but stay in the left lane. Quickly after that turn, you will veer off slightly to the left, onto Farmington Avenue. At the next light (also comes up quickly, the YWCA will be across the intersection from you), turn left onto Broad St. Go through the next two lights and under the highway. Turn left into the Legislative Office Building driveway (across from the Hartford Courant building). At the stop sign, turn left again and follow the road to the back of the garage. Take a right through the entry marked for visitors.
From I-91 North or South - Take Exit 29A, Capitol Avenue. Follow the short highway to the end (it curves a lot). Do not take any of the exits. You will come to Pulaski Circle. Travel halfway around the circle and take a right onto Elm Street. Go to the end of Elm Street and turn left at the light; you will be facing the Capitol building. Follow the street as it curves to the right around the Capitol (notice the statue of Lafayette on your left). Go straight through the next two lights. Take the first right past the Legislative Office Building. Go straight through the Stop sign and follow the road around to the back of the garage. Take a right into the garage through the entry marked for visitors.
Parking at the LOB
Finding parking during the legislative session is very difficult - one of the principal barriers to public involvement in state government.
Limited, free parking is available in the Legislative Office Building Garage's first floor. To get a space, you must arrive before 8:00am at least. Once parked, go up to the third floor of the garage and continue over the skywalk into the building.
There are also limited spaces available by the Capitol and in the driveway leading to the garage, but they are hardly worth mentioning.
Free, public parking is available on Hungerford Street, directly across Capitol Avenue from the LOB driveway. Check the signs to be sure on which side of the street parking is allowed that day.
There is a private garage for parking on Oak Street (diagonally across from the LOB off Capitol Avenue) in the CT Education Association Building (across from the CT Supreme Court and Library). It costs money, but it is often the best option.