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Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
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Definitely worth the trip!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Fallston MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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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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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had seen this mansion multiple times but recently visited before seeing an evening concert. Such a lovely surprise just an hour away from NYC. The guided tour is imperative- tells an interesting story that started in the 1860s, more than twenty years ahead of the Vanderbilt mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. It's even more majestic during the holiday season (Thanksgiving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I hadn't been back to Lockwood Matthews mansion since 2001. Boy was I surprised at how much work has been done to restore this mansion. The mansion was beautiful although the guide my group had wasn't helpful or interested in us. But other friends had different guides earlier and said they were very informative. To my delight the ground were... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This semi- restored mansion gives a very interesting slice of history to the visitor. It is also a famous movie set. Be sure to see it at Christmas, or go to a 'tea' or ice cream social. An inexpensive way to spend a few hours and learn some fun facts.

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Fairfax
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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