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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Norwalk
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: LeGrand Lockwood was an investment banker and Treasurer of the New York Stock Exchange, a local boy who made good.  In 1865 he started work on his 62... more »
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The mansion is stunning! I know they have recently had a few construction projects that prohibit certain areas of the house to be viewed, but this is really a gem in Norwalk. Once you learn the history of the mansion and the difficulties the historical society has endured to make this what it is, you find yourself really rooting for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The mansion was under construction and only the first floor was open. The tour guide was very informative and the mansion amazing!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A beautifully restored 1860 mansion worth the trip to Norwalk. Docents are knowledgeable and friendly.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The Lockwoods built this mansion as a summer retreat in the 1800s. It took approximately four years. After having the house for several years they fell on hard times and had to sell it along with much of their possessions. This left the house without much of it's furnishings. The next owner the Mathews still in the mid 1800s bought... More

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Rumford, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The 62 room 'country' house is one of America's first mansions, built 20 years before the mansions in Newport RI. Lockwood, a contemporary and rival of the Vanderbilts brought in 200 artisans from Europe to work on the mansion. The result: a magnificent, Vistorian-era home with gilded frescos on ceilings, carved fireplaces/panelings and marbled pillars. The home included many firsts,... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Really cool estate. Depending on the time of year you can see it decorated for the holidays! Beautiful. Amazing restoration work going on. Featured in the Stepford Wives Movie and Dark Shadows. Inside and out it is something to see. A true find for anyone into architecture and design.

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Clarence Center, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Barry was a very knowledgable guide. He spent 2.5 hours with my husband & me bringing the glory days back to life in the mansion. As well as how the Town of Norwalk contributed to it's distruction. Well worth the money & time it takes to tour the mansion.

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Manchester, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The house is beautiful though not all the furnishings are original. Second floor still needs to be refurbished, but still nice to see in the rough.

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Bronx, New York
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

What can i say . The grounds are as beautiful as the mansion . Even a walk over to the Norwalk info center on the property is a pleasure . If you have young kids with you walk over to the Children's Museum and the playground by the water . Both are on the same grounds .

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Middletown, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stopped at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion on our trip to Norwalk, CT. The mansion was beautiful must have been something in its day. A lot of renovation work has been done but there is still a lot that has to be done. The tour guide was very nice and answered questions that people had as best she could. All in all,... More

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