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Hill-Stead Museum

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Address: 35 Mountain Rd., off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032
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+1 860-677-4787
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.

This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.

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Hill-Stead is a treasure. The architecture of the home is wonderful and the art work is superb! Our docent was knowledgeable and entertaining. The grounds are worth a visit on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vernon, Connecticut
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Vernon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hill-Stead is a treasure. The architecture of the home is wonderful and the art work is superb! Our docent was knowledgeable and entertaining. The grounds are worth a visit on their own!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem in Connecticut . Get up close and personal with priceless works of art , without barriers and crowds . These works of Art never leave the home of the Pope- Riddle family , so the only way to see them is to visit them in there original setting .

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hill-Stead Museum is a treasure in Farmington. The 150+ acre estate is open to the public for walks, hikes and general enjoyment. The home itself, which can only be seen by guided tour, is a work of art. It is a mansion that feels warm, comfortable and inviting, an unusual combination for such a large formal home. It is filled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Hill-stead museum in Farmington. 4 adults in our party. We arrived around 11:15 and our tour started at 11:30. The museum was not crowded today so our tour group was just the four of us. Our volunteer guide, Tom, was very knowledgeable and genuinely excited to share with us what he knew about... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I thought this was going to be another historic home, and another yawn. Was I surprised! The excellent guide led us through the history of the house, with its magnificent furnishings, and spent time on some of the master paintings that the owners had collected. You will see a number of works by Manet, Whistler, Degas, Cassatt and Monet. The... More 

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited this museum and were very impressed with the artwork which was amazing and the grounds that could not have looked better on a bright sunny autumn day. The house tour was almost a private tour and filled with a lot of fun facts. The art work is very impressive for such a small house/museum.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank PhillyPhan46
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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burlington, ct
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 their collections which are exhibited just the way the family had is a true experience.... More 

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