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Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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A hidden gem

The Hill-Stead Museum is a wonderful visit back in time. The historic house is well kept and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Virginia S
Terrific gem of a museum

Final day of our three day mini CT vacay and we arrived at the Hill Stead Museum and were the only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Momma L
Syosset, New York
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“art collection” (19 reviews)
“sunken garden” (30 reviews)
“theodate pope” (29 reviews)
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hill-Stead Museum is a wonderful visit back in time. The historic house is well kept and the gardens are beautiful. The paintings are tremendous - you would never expect to see paintings from such renowned artists in such a suburban setting. Highly recommend.

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Final day of our three day mini CT vacay and we arrived at the Hill Stead Museum and were the only ones on the 10:30 tour . Our guide was lovely, very informative about the house and the family that built it. Exceptional paintings by...More

Thank Momma L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you have interests in history, art, or architecture, I highly recommend you devote a couple of hours to this interesting and lovely home. Our guide was extremely knowledgable. My only criticism was that she had quite a bit she needed to impart in her...More

1  Thank DulciTraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our guide Patricia Clark was extremely knowledgeable and engaging as we toured this wonderful Connecticut Colonial Revival home of female architect Theodate Pope Riddle. The private Impressionist Art collection is truly spectacular and the surrounding environs are beautiful, especially on an autumn day.

Thank judyblake78
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our son and his girlfriend were recently married at the Hill-Stead Museum. It was a lovely location with beautiful views and outdoor vistas.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very nice historical visit with a guided tour. Take the tour during the spring when everything is flowering.

1  Thank HappyTrailsTwoYou
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.

Thank Sophia d
Reviewed 30 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

Thank Shannon H
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

Thank Richard M
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

Thank travelingteacher51
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Jerry S
10 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