We've been all over the world and visited the top art museums. We also have our own art collection. But it was a gift to be able to stand right up next to some of the best examples of impressionist art: Monet, Manet, Degas, Whistler, Cassat, etc. This huge country estate, built on 250 acres (about 150 remain) and spreading out over 34000 sq. ft. is a visitor's delight. Touring the home and learning it's history along with the original owner's passion for collecting impressionist art was just the appetizer. The many originals, Hung and Ming Dynasty china pieces, old clocks.... The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to address even our most esoteric questions. The Hill-Stead is a must see in my book.