Coltsville National Historic Park

Park Tours

Colt’s East Armory (photo: Hartford Courant, July 20, 2012)

(Summer 2017)
Starting June 3:
Every Saturday & Sunday, 10 am & 2 pm
Starts at Colt Monument at the 130 Wethersfield Avenue entrance to Colt Park.

For more information or questions, contact:
Park Ranger Bert Barnett
717.856.9629 (cell)


Final Renovations To Get Underway To Turn Colt Complex Into Apartments
Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, June 14, 2017

Coltsville National Historic Park Newsletters
May 2017

Congressman John B. Larson’s Coltsville page

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008, the Coltsville Historic District offers a unique glimpse into life in mid-19th century America from the elegant “Armsmear” mansion of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt to the factory buildings of the Colt Firearms Manufacturing Company to the worker’s housing. Hartford Preservation Alliance is proud to serve on the Coltsville Ad Hoc Committee and continues to work tirelessly with local, state and national partners in obtaining National Park status for this important and irreplaceable historic site.

Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away in Senate
Hartford Courant, December 8, 2014

After Years of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote on Coltsville
Vanessa de la Torre. Hartford Courant, December 8, 2014

Hartford’s Coltsville Moves Closer to National Park Status
Nicholas Rondinone, Hartford Courant, December 4, 2014

Hartford’s Colt Complex At Crucial Turning Point
Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant , July 23, 2012

Read about the progress to-date and future plans for the Coltsville National Historic Landmark, view pictures of Colts (both past and present) and use the interactive map of the buildings on site.

Coltsville’s Big Mo: East East Armory – A new roof and facade help move great project forward
Hartford Courant editorial , July 25, 2012

More About Coltsville

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the Coltsville National Historic Landmark and has given his support to National Park status. Connecticut’s Congressional delegation have introduced legislation, “The Coltsville National Historic Park Act of 2011,” to designate the Coltsville Industrial Historic District as a National Park. Click on the articles below to read more about this continuing historic preservation effort.

Photo: Tia Ann Chapman, Hartford Courant Sep 23 2011

Hartford Courant Articles