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Hill-Stead Museum

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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Hidden gem

I.ve lived in CT my whole life and never visited this wonderful place. The house is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ScarlettandRhett
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United States
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Do not Miss this One

There are no picture allowed in the house. The house has been preserved since the owners death in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackalcall
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Laurel, Maryland
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunken garden” (27 reviews)
“theodate pope” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I.ve lived in CT my whole life and never visited this wonderful place. The house is beautiful kept...art collection amazing! Grounds are stunning. Cute little tea shop that sells little lunch and dessert items. Walking trails too!! I would have given 5 stars but didn't...More

Thank ScarlettandRhett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no picture allowed in the house. The house has been preserved since the owners death in 1947. The collection is not allowed to be loaned out under the terms of the will. So this is only way you will ever see the works...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Grew up in the area and only visited, a few years ago! What a treasure! I had the luxury of a personalized tour, as I visited on a day/time, when no one else was ready to tour. The guide was knowledgeable and just lovely. The...More

Thank Roberta R
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Every May Hill-Stead Museum has a two day May Market featuring a plant sale and many vendors selling everything from Jewelry, lavender filled pillows, lamps, pillows, linen hand towels, olive oil and so much more! The venue is spectacular- lovely gardens and beautiful vistas -...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Beautiful turn-of-century (19th to 20th) home designed by America's first female architect, Theodate Pope, as a retirement home for her iron baron Cleveland parents. Gilded Age but none of the pomp and glitz of others. Just excellent taste in a gorgeous country setting outside Hartford,...More

Thank brucewyatt2
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Went to take photographs but there was a fair going on so tents were set up everywhere. Tried to go on the trails to take pictures but with the rain they were flooded with mud. Nice place just disappointed we couldn't take pictures.

Thank Tazsemt
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I was at Hill-Stead with my girlfriend for a wedding. During the reception they invited us to take a tour. Not knowing anything about the house we went for it. We were amazed to see original works by Degas, Monet, Manet and Whistler! We were...More

Thank McDowell_DM
Reviewed April 30, 2017

My friend and I visited Hill-Stead at the recommendation of our CouchSurfing host. My friend had been to Paris recently and complained about being tired of museums, so she walked the extensive grounds while I toured the house. The home was the first project of...More

Thank GrannyGrump42
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were in Farmington to tour the Mark Twain House. We stayed at the Farmington Inn and other guests recommended Hill-Stead Museum to us. We were so glad we took their advice and visited the home. The tour guide shared the history...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

The house is located on a hill with beautiful vistas in every direction. It is remarkably well preserved with a new addition of solar shades on the windows which dramatically reduce the light damage previously done to textiles and wallpaper. Although we visited on a...More

Thank elena m
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Jerry S
Would like to know about a group tour, for a Garden Club members, maybe 8 - 10 people on a week day , what is the price of admission? Hours that tours are given. Would like some information, please. Thanks
June 9, 2016|
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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
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