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Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
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Nice piece of history

One of the first mansions built in the US. Still being restored, the tour is very worthwhile. They don't let you take inside pictures. Opening April 2015 again for season with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's hard to believe that this mansion was at one time slated for demolition by the city. Thank goodness preservationists stepped in and saved it. It's absolutely amazing that the original floors, woodwork, handsomely painted ceilings, and some of the original 1860's stenciling survived. They are continuing the long, arduous, and expensive task of bringing this mansion back but it's... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the first mansions built in the US. Still being restored, the tour is very worthwhile. They don't let you take inside pictures. Opening April 2015 again for season with some new renovations.

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norwalk, United States
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Address: Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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