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Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
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1800's Mansion

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
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norwalk, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This beautiful home is being restored and a visit will give you a great history of the area. They have seasonal displays at the holidays and a summer 'tea'. Great for adults.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I’ve been to this mansion a few times over the past few years. It is a very nice place. The one thing I do not like is that you cannot take pictures inside (you used to be able to). They decorated the place beautifully over Christmas throughout the first floor. Alas, no picture taking allowed and they only had one... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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209 attraction reviews
1,829 helpful votes 1,829 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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20 reviews 20 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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