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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
203-838-9799
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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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5 reviews 5 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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Bronx, New York
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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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Saxton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Awesome activity to do. So much information and the gift shop is good. Tour guides are friendly as well. The tour is fun and the house is spectacular!

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Darien, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Barely renovated enough to be worth going. This is a very rough diamond. More rough than diamond. I have been to a half dozen times over the past decade.

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