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Hill-Stead Museum

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What a Gem!

I have been here several times over the years as I live in the area. Love to bring guests when... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Lovely small museaum

Lovely small museum/house in a quaint CT town. The docent was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Cyndi G
Westport, Connecticut
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“theodate pope”(32 reviews)
“sunken garden”(33 reviews)
This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here several times over the years as I live in the area. Love to bring guests when they come to visit. Lovely in spring, summer and fall....the gardens are beautiful and the foliage in fall is spectacular. The museum was the home...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Lovely small museum/house in a quaint CT town. The docent was very knowledgeable and interesting. Also beautiful gardens and a short video in the gift shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cyndi G
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Totally blown away by the magnificence of the house and the unrivaled artwork on display. To see one master in a day is good, but to see several is without parallel. Whether you are an art lover or not - this has to be worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kevinbjones
Reviewed October 25, 2018

My husband and I so enjoyed our tour of Hill-Stead. The grounds are beautifully maintained as is the home. Our guide, Claudie, was excellent. We felt fortunate to have her for what turned out to be a private tour. She shared interesting information about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KMfromMA
Reviewed October 22, 2018

On the museum grounds for a wedding and reception. Great setting and the staff that provided the services was wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristi N
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Visits to the house are by guided tour only. Our guide, David, was extremely knowledgeable. The art on display is exceptional. It is never loaned out. The Mary Cassatt painting in the guest bedroom is beautiful. There are also some very good Degas,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 401lind
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Stunned by the world class artwork and the at home feel of the house. I’ve been to many, many regional museums and toured many homes and can say without a doubt, this one is a stunner because of the artwork. Amazing to see the paintings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The Hill-Stead Museum was the first architectural project of Theodate Pope Riddle. It functioned as a country home for her parents and is over the 30,000 SF in size. The grounds are gorgeous (150+ acres) You can tour the Home and view the house as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Hill-Stead Museum has a lot to offer-- a classic house designed by one of the first female architects in the U.S., a property designed by one of the first female landscape architects in the U.S., hiking trails and a priceless collection of art and antiques...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank johnatod
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Theodate Pope Riddle was ahead of her times. The home/museum was designed by her. This was in the early years of the 20th century when women were barely represented in the field of architecture. She was encouraged by her father; she was their only child....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of tours. I took the basic 1 hour with a small group. There are more options than they list on the web site. You can call them or send email -- but they are busy in the summer with weddings so you do... More