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Butler-McCook Homestead

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396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
+1 860-522-1806
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Open House day tours

This household might have been an interesting tour, but the staff was not terribly knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy E
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Warren, CT
Interesting house and property

We were lucky to get a private tour. The house was grand and the garden outside was beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
vhale1955
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Belvidere, Illinois
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Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza Butler and her husband Rev. John McCook, offers a fine collection of vintage furnishings, paintings and Oriental artifacts.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“history” (8 reviews)
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396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
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+1 860-522-1806
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This household might have been an interesting tour, but the staff was not terribly knowledgable, and the top floor was not open to the public. The gardens are fantastic, though!

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get a private tour. The house was grand and the garden outside was beautiful. The lady giving the tour was informative and took the time to answer question after question from my 8-year-old. We parked at a city lot a couple...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

This was the best thing in the city. I did a last minute jaunt up to Hartford to check the box for Connecticut in my quest for all 50 states. I was feeling kinda meh about the city, but then I decided to go into...More

1  Thank Scott A
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

If you're into old restored homes with history this place is more than reasonable. Parking in rear, some gardens. Short walk to Wadsworth Atheneum, Ancient Burial Ground, Bushnell Park and several other nearby venues; a few blocks from CT river.

2  Thank BandLyn
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Stopped in for a quick look. The guide was VERY VERY informative. This family has a diverse history and it is worth a stop.

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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been to an endless amount of New England historical houses and quite frankly they start all seeming alike. This one isnt well advertised and I've walked by it and not noticed it, but it's worth visiting. There is so much original items and informations...More

1  Thank brittany z z
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

I was asked to be part of a reading at the Butler-McCook Homestead. I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before! It is a must-see for history buffs!

1  Thank JenJF5678
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

History is just a short ride into Hartford on Main Street, you can step back into time and experience the past up close. You get the feeling that the old family is still there. Great history and a nice place to take the family! Must...More

Thank TheVoiceofCT
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Butler-McCook House & Garden is a wonderful time capsule right on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Nestled between Bushnell Park and developing Front Street, this Georgian Colonial homestead is the oldest residence in this capital city. Steps from City Hall and the Wadsworth Atheneum...More

10  Thank Mary-EllenCallahan
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

What an unexpected suprise! Visited during Envisionfest 2013. One section of the house is a fascinating history of Main St and the city of Hartford. You will see downtown in a whole new light - the Park River hidden beneath, the massive changes - and...More

4  Thank HikerTraveler
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