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Hill-Stead Museum

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An Artistic Jewel in Connecticut!

I thought the tour was fabulous, as was the gift shop! Beautifully landscaped grounds!

Reviewed 30 January 2012
Amazing treasures

Kept inside this house are some extraordinary treasures of art. Jaw dropping works. This is a real... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2012
East Hartford, CT
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“art collection”(21 reviews)
“theodate pope”(32 reviews)
“sunken garden”(33 reviews)
This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I thought the tour was fabulous, as was the gift shop! Beautifully landscaped grounds!

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank MeredithUsa
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The May-Day and farmers markets draw great vendors and make for a great afternoon drive & outing. Don't miss out on the fresh goat cheese sold by the farmers. Our teens still beg for it!

Thank Liquid6
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Kept inside this house are some extraordinary treasures of art. Jaw dropping works. This is a real treasure. Make sure to take a walk to the Sunken Garden area where poetry readings take place in the summer.

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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Worth a visit. Great works of art, a wonderful atmosphere and more than you'd expect.

Thank ConnTravelor
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I've been living in this area for over 50 years and finally went here for a wedding, why did I wait? A must see especially for art lovers.

Thank rcpond17
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Aside from being a beautifully designed private home, the art here is incredible. There are incredibly fine paintings by Manet, Monet, Degas and Cassatt. The Degas is better than all the Degas we saw at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston special exhibit on...More

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank ellentravels
Reviewed 14 September 2011

The Hill-Stead Museum was a highlight of our visit to the interesting town of Farmington, Ct. It's a beautiful estate in a hilltop setting with treasures of patinting, sculpture and pottery collected by the self-made millionaire Alfred Pope in the late 19th century. The elegant...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank mary h
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Agree with "Hidden Gem" - and will add that Hill-Stead is a wonderful place to bring a picnic, take a walk on one of several walking trails that criss-cross the 150-acre property. The art collection IS jaw-dropping, but then there's the whole story of Theodate...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank WanderingTwo
Reviewed 25 June 2011

Hill-Stead has a world class art collection that apparently does not travel. So, who cares when one can view the art in such a beautiful setting? Make the trip and be happily surprised!

Thank APM617
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Must see for art lovers and those who enjoy studying turn of century architecture / housewares. If you like to prowl through antique markets, you'll appreciate seeing all the bits and pieces you normally come across in their "natural" setting. Docents are versed in family...More

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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