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Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace

Address: Kent, CT
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Ranked #6 of 7 things to do in Kent
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum of early American tools and the site of the Kent Iron Furnace, which began production of...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum of early American tools and the site of the Kent Iron Furnace, which began production of pig iron in 1826.
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Sloane Stanley Museum is a compendium of the tools and implements of years gone by. These tools are primitive by modern standards but showcase the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the American past. The museum also displays the paintings of Eric Sloane, long renowned for his breathtaking paintings of the sky, clouds and aviation topics. Outstanding collection if you are... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Save your money and go to the Mine and Machinery Complex in the rear. They wanted alot of Money for on room of touring. Just wasnt worth the Cost for us.

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Wayne, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Men will love this museum and so will some women. My husband, grandsons and son enjoyed it as did I while my daughter-in-law shopped in Kent.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Recently read an Eric Sloane book and was surprised to find the museum during a websearch for more titles. The website does not do it justice. This is a very impressive collection and the reproduction of his studio is awesome. I wish I had found this years ago. Unfortunately it closed this week so plan to see it when it... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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768 reviews 768 reviews
453 attraction reviews
2,228 helpful votes 2,228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

Owned and operated by the State of Connecticut, the Sloane Stanley Museum is a monument to one of the more avid 20th century collectors of Americana. Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a painter, writer, and collector. He was fascinated with America of days long gone and he painted barns, landscapes, and structures reminiscent of our nostalgic past. He also painted clouds... More 

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