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.
Hartford’s Colt Complex At Crucial Turning Point
by 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
- Coltsville ‘So Close’ To Becoming National Historic Park (Hartford Courant September 29, 2011)
- Delegation Reintroduces Bill To Designate Coltsville As National Park (Hartford Courant July 13, 2011)
- Coltsville’s Inspiring History Deserves Recognition (Hartford Courant July 24, 2011)
- Coltsville Reload (Hartford Courant July 25, 2011)