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“Stunning artwork and house”
Review of Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Farmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Totally blown away by the magnificence of the house and the unrivaled artwork on display. To see one master in a day is good, but to see several is without parallel. Whether you are an art lover or not - this has to be worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

My husband and I so enjoyed our tour of Hill-Stead. The grounds are beautifully maintained as is the home.

Our guide, Claudie, was excellent. We felt fortunate to have her for what turned out to be a private tour. She shared interesting information about the Pope family, the home and the amazing art collection. And what a treasure that is! Wow...Monets, Degas, Cassatt, Manet, etc. We still can't believe the quality of this private collection.

This is a must see if the in the West Hartford or Farmington area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KMfromMA
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

On the museum grounds for a wedding and reception. Great setting and the staff that provided the services was wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristi N
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Visits to the house are by guided tour only. Our guide, David, was extremely knowledgeable. The art on display is exceptional. It is never loaned out. The Mary Cassatt painting in the guest bedroom is beautiful. There are also some very good Degas, Monet, Manet and Whistler paintings. The house is locked into a period of time and is absolutely full of all sorts of treasures - paintings, prints, ceramics, sculptures, even golf memorabilia. The tour takes about one hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lin D
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stunned by the world class artwork and the at home feel of the house. I’ve been to many, many regional museums and toured many homes and can say without a doubt, this one is a stunner because of the artwork. Amazing to see the paintings as they were enjoyed by the family, rather than in the coldness of a gallery. Recommended by locals who steered me right. $14 senior admission, $16 adult. Don’t bring small children in the house if you can help it; be selfish and enjoy the docent led tour and stories without being distracted...unless you have billionaire friends with homes decorated in world class art you can pop in and see when the whim strikes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ymceight
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