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Address: 396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-522-1806
Description: Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza...
Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza Butler and her husband Rev. John McCook, offers a fine collection of vintage furnishings, paintings and Oriental artifacts.
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Main Street house museum steps 2 blocks south of Wadsworth Atheneum

The Butler-McCook House & Garden is a wonderful time capsule right on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Nestled between Bushnell Park and developing Front Street, this Georgian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2014
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Butler-McCook House & Garden is a wonderful time capsule right on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Nestled between Bushnell Park and developing Front Street, this Georgian Colonial homestead is the oldest residence in this capital city. Steps from City Hall and the Wadsworth Atheneum it should not be missed, for all the wonderful objects serve as memorials of days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

What an unexpected suprise! Visited during Envisionfest 2013. One section of the house is a fascinating history of Main St and the city of Hartford. You will see downtown in a whole new light - the Park River hidden beneath, the massive changes - and the constant observer was the Butler-McCook family. Lovely rooms with Chinese artifacts including Samurai suits,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The Butler-McCook House and Garden and Main Street History Center is a gem waiting to be discovered! The Butler and McCook families occupied the home for nearly two centuries, the last in residence until 1971! The house is full of art, antiques, artifacts and family memorabilia. The garden is an oasis of calm and beauty behind the house, complete with... More 

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