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Special place in the Cos Cob neighborhood of GREENWICH

Just returned to see the new buildings here -- in addition to the historic Bush Holley House, a... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Riverside, Connecticut
early american history

this museum is located in cos cob, ct., just off exit 4 of interstate 95. the house has 2 stories... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
arthur w
Brooklyn, New York
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A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.
39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Just returned to see the new buildings here -- in addition to the historic Bush Holley House, a restored 19th century railroad hotel now has beautiful gallery space for their collection of American Impressionist art, plus changing exhibitions. An easy stop if you're driving through,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

this museum is located in cos cob, ct., just off exit 4 of interstate 95. the house has 2 stories to tell, one about the colonial dwelling, and one about the art colony that thrived here. both are of great interest, with many paintings on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank arthur w
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Near exit 4, this is a terrific museum/historical society. Right now there (through spring 2018) is an exhibit on the history of Jews in Greenwich. The presentation is well thought out and comprehensive. The best part is touring this house which is over 200 years...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Well worth your time both for a docent led tour of the Bush-Holley House, as well as the separate (un-docented) special exhibit. The house itself has provides a good feel of 200 years of history, plus the key role it played in the American Impressionist...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Even if you are not interested in history about the war, here is an opportunity to see how people lived in one house from the 1700s through the early 20th century. Fascinating. The docent was well informed and made the tour very interesting and interactive....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

The docent did a great job creating an informative conversation with us in each room of the house for a much more memorable experience than any self guided walk-through might have been. She was also very gracious with my teen and tween daughters, who were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

If in Greenwich, go there. It is convenient to downtown Greenwich, small and artistic. Kid friendly. A lot about Greenwich founding and colonial revolutionary war history and old founders of the area. Not too far from Bruce museum and metro north railroad Class trip friendly....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Almost 300 years of local history on site, including a glimpse into the little known history of slavery in Connecticut. There is also a small gallery with permanent and rotating exhibitions. The grounds are well maintained, parking is free, and the $10 admission included a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Take a guided tour and learn about the artist's colony. The buildings and house are very well-kept and give a good feel for historical activities that took place in this little corner of Greenwich.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

A great place to visit if you're in the area. The house had 2 notable families, the Bushes (1750ish-1850ish) and the Holleys (1875ish-1950ish), and half the house is decorated for each family. Our docent-led tour had 7 people, including the 2 of us. Even though...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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October 19, 2015|
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Call to double check: 203-869-6899 Hours Bush-Holley House January—February: Open Saturday and Sunday March—December: Open Wednesday—Sunday Hours: 12—4 pm. Docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm or by appointment. For... More