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Bush-Holley House Museum

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Cos Cob
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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33 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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