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Hill-Stead Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Gorgeous house, garden and art collection

This house was built by Theodate Pope who was the first woman architect in the US. The house is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Sophia d
Awesome History and Wonderful Art (Get Suzanne as your Docent!!)

Absolutely recommend and give yourself at least an hour to enjoy the tour. Suzanne was a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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 4 October 2017

This house was built by Theodate Pope who was the first woman architect in the US. The house is beautiful with a lovely collection of Impressionist paintings. The grounds are also gorgeous and include a formal garden, a large field and woods to explore.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sophia d
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely recommend and give yourself at least an hour to enjoy the tour. Suzanne was a storytelling MASTER and when she finished weaving her storyline, I felt as if I was a member of the Pope family, Theodate’s sister even!! The meticulous care of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

You visit Hill-Stead with a guided tour in small groups. Have been here twice on different occasions. The guides know a lot about the history of the family that owned the mansion and collected the enormous impressive art. Great that places like this - allmost...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I was with a group of 11 from a garden club in Mass. We just thought this place was wonderful. We enjoyed the private tour which was so informative. We learned about how "the Other Half Lived" a hundred years ago. The house was beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visiting Farmington on vacation and stopped for a tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide with the tour lasting about 1 hour. Wonderful art work not usually seen because it is not allowed to leave the home. There is walking trails and a tea room for tea,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

An absolute treasure, this museum is home to many priceless works of art in a setting that you cannot understand without visiting. Imagine being invited to a friend's house and there are original works by Degas, Whistler, Manet and Cassat in their home. Of course...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to go and visit the only problem is that the farmers market has been canceled this was just an unusual opening . We always looked forward to spending our Sundays at the farmers market certainly wish they would...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nancy U
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a disappointment. This house is quite beautiful and, unlike many mansions of its time, it is really created to human scale. But visitors must tour the house with a guide. There was far too much information about the family along with some good info...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 1Nicole
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of CT historical homes with impressive art collection by monet,manet. degard good for hiking trail. Check their website for summer poetry festival -Sunken Garden

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I.ve lived in CT my whole life and never visited this wonderful place. The house is beautiful kept...art collection amazing! Grounds are stunning. Cute little tea shop that sells little lunch and dessert items. Walking trails too!! I would have given 5 stars but didn't...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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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