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Stunning grounds with scenic views and trails. Beautiful garden with gazebo (Sunken Garden) that is is very peaceful. Interesting tours of the historic home. They also have several events throughout the year. A great venue for weddings too!
This is the home of Theodate Pope, the daughter of an steel baron who attended Ms. Porter's School and liked it so well she convinced her parents to move to Farmington to be there with here. The family had a great deal of wealth and...More
On the one hand, a showcase of a jaw-dropping art collection. Over one fireplace a stunning Degas pastel of horsemen. Moving on to an early 20th Century version of a great room, two of Monet's haystack series on opposing walls. Spectacular!
On the other hand,...More
It only took my husband and I 20 years to visit this gem. Shame on us!! A truly beautiful home/museum with Manets, Monets, Degas, and other famed artists. Nothing in, nothing out. No lending of paintings or bringing new ones in. You would think that...More
Hill-Stead Museum is a rare historical landmark in the heart of Farmington Valley, located just off Mountain Road that begins on Rt. 10 in Farmington Center. Just head east up Mountain Road, and within a half mile you'll see the signs for the pleasantly tree...More
At the urging of a member of the staff at our hotel, the Farmington Inn, we visited Hill-Stead Museum. It is a stunningly beautiful Colonial Revival, 33,000 sq. foot house built in 1901 by a railroad tycoon whose talented daughter helped with the design. The...More
Locals know the grounds as the place to grab a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival each summer. I've had the good fortune to sing in several classical choral concerts here as well. But, it wasn't until I ventured here...More
My daughter-in-law & I just visited this beautiful home after attending my daughter's graduation dinner at the Marriott from UCONN's residency program. Our tour guide Patricia was extremely knowledgeable & she took us through almost every room in this opulent mansion. The history of its...More
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
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 need to plan ahead.