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Hill-Stead Museum

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Very fine exhibit with beautiful gardens.

Very professionally handled tours of fine art with well maintained gardens. I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Bristol, Connecticut
One of my fave spots

Stunning grounds with scenic views and trails. Beautiful garden with gazebo (Sunken Garden) that is... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Kristy T
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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 19 September 2016

Very professionally handled tours of fine art with well maintained gardens. I would recommend visiting Hill Stead when in the West Hartford- Farmington- Bristol area.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very lovely historic home. The house, artwork and surroundings are worth the trip. My tour guide could have been better informed, but overall a good job.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kristy T
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank doudou5995
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mochjd
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marie G
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank japavlin
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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9 June 2016|
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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