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Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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great tour

Never knew right here in Ct was such a hidden treasure. Today I took the under the stair case tour, the tour guide had a personal connection to a driver. It was so personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Kathleen J
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Never knew right here in Ct was such a hidden treasure. Today I took the under the stair case tour, the tour guide had a personal connection to a driver. It was so personal & educational, I would recommend you check it out if your in the Norwalk area.

Thank Kathleen J
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

What is fascinating to me about this house is that is has survived at all. It once stood on 30 acres or more and is now confined to 3. Traffic form the highway (95) roars away at the bottom of the garden. The mansion, once set on an elegant street, is now almost marooned by busy roads. Owned by the... More 

Thank Anne S
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Although this place is not as fancily restored as the mansions in Newport, it is definitely worthwhile (and a much closer ride if you live in CT or NY). The servants quarters will soon be open again to the public. It's easily reached from I95. It's a shame they no longer let you take photos in there. Downstairs looks very... More 

1 Thank ABW401
pleasant valley
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The architecture of this place is amazing! For me it was worth the price of admission just to see the beautiful woodworking, original fireplaces, chandeliers etc. Some of the original furnishings and art has been re-acquired and I love that there are pictures of the rooms as they were when the Lockwoods/Matthews lived there and you can then see the... More 

1 Thank mercPleasantValley
Naples, FL
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164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We visited here while in area. I discovered it through TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed! This Second Empire mansion was built just after Civil War, years before the mansions of Newport were ever built. Built at a cost of 5 million 1860 dollars, this home is definitely worth a visit. The second floor is still unrestored, but still fabulous.

1 Thank Dan S
Fallston MD
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent docent who was very knowledgeable about the mansion. Tour took about an hour. I learned something new about our history. Definitely worth the price of admission. My favorite room was the conservatory. Mention being a veteran; there is a small discount. Easy access from I-95.

1 Thank SingingMima
Independence, Missouri
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A wonderful example of mid-19th century showplace architecture. The woodwork and interior stonework are particularly impressive. The tour takes about an hour and is well worth the time and cost.

1 Thank jeppert3
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

a great piece of history people should go,beautiful architecture and well preserved so people can learn a bit of history of norwalk

Thank Adrian P
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156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great guides who know a lot about the history of the mansion and the people who lived there. Parking right on site. Easy access from I-95. This mansion has beautiful wood carvings, furnishings and makes you feel like you can understand what it was to live during that time period.

Thank lovetotravelCt
Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I took 39 students on a field trip to the Mansion. We first had a pre-presentation at school then our field trip was schedule for the next couple of days. My students learn about the Mansion, history of Norwalk, and the time period of the Mansion owners. We learn about the history of Norwalk also what was going on In... More 

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