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Address: 295 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number: 203-838-9799
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One of the first mansions in America.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

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 

pleasant valley
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Naples, FL
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159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

Fallston MD
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Independence, Missouri
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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.

Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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