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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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Come from Architecture, stay for the art

One of the most prominent buildings built in colonial revival style. The home and the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A D
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New York City, New York
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TRIP

We were touring New England from the UK as our Golden Wedding Anniversary Trip. We turned up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neilmac1947
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunken garden” (31 reviews)
“theodate pope” (30 reviews)
“art collection” (20 reviews)
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
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+1 860-677-4787
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"sunken garden"
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"theodate pope"
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"art collection"
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"guided tour"
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"hidden gem"
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"house tour"
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"poetry festival"
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"gift shop"
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"walking trails"
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"her parents"
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"new england"
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"lovely home"
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"step back in time"
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"worth the trip"
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"great art"
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"house is beautiful"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most prominent buildings built in colonial revival style. The home and the surrounding area is beautiful. The surprise was the original art work throughout the home. The art includes Monet, Manet, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt. Unlike a traditional museum, you are not...More

Thank A D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were touring New England from the UK as our Golden Wedding Anniversary Trip. We turned up without a booking and were lucky to have the guided tour with only two other people so the guide was able to give us more individual attention. To...More

Thank neilmac1947
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a home that has very old paintings on the wall from Impressionists like Monet. You can watch a 12 minute video first so you can learn about it first. There is a small garden on the grounds. In the back of the...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The special thing about this museum is that it is set in a family home as the family would have experienced their art collection. Wonderful art worth the trip. I urge you to go see it.

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

After living in the area for much too long without visiting the Hill-Stead museum, I finally went on a tour with my adult daughter. Why is it we bypass the treasures closest to us? The grounds are spectacular, the home is beautiful and the art...More

1  Thank moonbeam83
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Attended a wedding and the grounds, sunken garden and barn for dining were beautiful. Great photo ops and bring your own caterer. Views of the valley. Museum is also quite special. Look for various special events all year long.

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Thanks to my fellow Trip Advisors for recommending this tour -- I had never heard of Theodate Pope Riddle but the story of her life was fascinating and the house is beautiful. The house contains some famous paintings that have never been shown in museums.

1  Thank Sandy317
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The Hill-Stead Museum is a wonderful visit back in time. The historic house is well kept and the gardens are beautiful. The paintings are tremendous - you would never expect to see paintings from such renowned artists in such a suburban setting. Highly recommend.

Thank Virginia S
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Final day of our three day mini CT vacay and we arrived at the Hill Stead Museum and were the only ones on the 10:30 tour . Our guide was lovely, very informative about the house and the family that built it. Exceptional paintings by...More

Thank Momma L
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

If you have interests in history, art, or architecture, I highly recommend you devote a couple of hours to this interesting and lovely home. Our guide was extremely knowledgable. My only criticism was that she had quite a bit she needed to impart in her...More

1  Thank DulciTraveler
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Jerry S
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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