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Bush-Holley House Museum

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807
203-869-6899
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Cos Cob
Type: Art Museums
Description: A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We wound up here when rain cancelled our beach day. SO glad. Our tour guide Lucy was fantastic and not only taught us so much about the house specifically but also about general history and art. From the slave quarters up through the Victory Garden, the museum showcases the most interesting aspects of the house's entire history, and the people... More

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New York City, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We took a tour of Bush-Holley House Museum. I was quite impressed with the depth of knowledge the docent had and the condition the house and surrounding area had been kept (for the pricey neighborhood). Even if you are not a history guru (I am certainly not), the tour will give you enough understanding of the life the family led... More

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Woodmere, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It's about art and history with some disturbing facts about the slaves who lived there. It was very informative.

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New York, New Yok
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

A fascinating bit of preserved revolutionary war era Greenwich. It's location just underneath I-95 is an unfortunate reminder of the destruction wrought upon the environment by our progress.

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Bridgeport, CT
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30 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

If you are in the Cos Cob/Greenwich, CT area, plan to visit this historical place. I went because a friend was part of a tal about slavery in the area. I was amazed to know that this area has a historical site where slaves lived! With that in mind, the area intrigues me as I'm sure it will others.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

A house museum with special appeal for those who admire American Impressionists, with a very knowledgable and engaging docent.

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