We went to Hill-Stead expecting a museum emphasizing Impressionist art; what we found was somewhat different but no less interesting. Hill-Stead was the summer home of a retired industrialist and his wife, designed in great detail by their architect daughter, and furnished with their collection of art, sculpture, imported ceramics, textiles, antique furniture, and so forth. Everything in the house today is part of the family collection, and is displayed exactly as the family would have shown it. The actual number of Impressionist paintings on display is not large (contrary to TripAdvisor's own description) but it includes works by Monet, Manet, Degas (paintings and sculpture), and Mary Cassatt, plus Whistler, whom the owner knew personally. Interestingly, the art is never allowed out on loan, so these pieces can only be seen at Hill-Stead. The large house is Neo-colonial in style, built about 1900, and beautifully located on a hillside above Farmington. The collection can only be seen via a guided tour, our tour guide was excellent, and she answered our many questions. There are gardens also, but as we visited in March, there was nothing to see there.