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Address: 396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
Phone Number: +1 860-522-1806
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Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to document the family that lived here--I ended up spending 2 hours here. Tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 See!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 it should not be missed, for all the wonderful objects serve as memorials of days... More 

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East Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the constant observer was the Butler-McCook family. Lovely rooms with Chinese artifacts including Samurai suits,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

The Butler-McCook House and Garden and Main Street History Center is a gem waiting to be discovered! The Butler and McCook families occupied the home for nearly two centuries, the last in residence until 1971! The house is full of art, antiques, artifacts and family memorabilia. The garden is an oasis of calm and beauty behind the house, complete with... More 

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