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Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 28 Deveau Rd, North Salem, NY 10560-2115
Phone Number: +1 914-669-5033
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Interesting Tattoo Exhibit

I met a friend at the Hammond Museum to view the "Of Pirates, Mermaids and True Loe:100 Years of Tattoo Art". It was really interesting to see the tattoos before color. They... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Diane R
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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a relaxing spot to meander through one day in the rain and these gardens intrigued us. It matched our expectations -- the gardens were a manageable size, with a life-size zen meditative garden, a bamboo grove, maple and ginkgo trees among other varieties and lily ponds with frogs. The different garden designs were very inspirational and... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I met a friend at the Hammond Museum to view the "Of Pirates, Mermaids and True Loe:100 Years of Tattoo Art". It was really interesting to see the tattoos before color. They were mostly black and red and then green was used. If you have tattoos or are interested in what they used to look like before the ones we... More 

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Thank Diane R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A truly exquisite garden that is comprised of several different types of Japanese garden. The flowers are beautiful the Spring and early summer but the garden is a delight at any time of year. The art exhibits can also be exquisite.

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Thank TheGranddad
West Babylon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

the museum is very small. the grounds were kinda run down. the map they give didn't match up with path to walk on. this is nice place to just sit and look at trees. thought there be more Japanese things in the grounds but there wasn't.

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Thank kelly c
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I went with friends and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and peaceful t!his Museum and garden was. The grounds are just beautiful. A real treasure

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Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I came to see the garden, which is lovely and full of yellow irises in bloom in late May. Although we didn't plan to, we spent quite a bit of time in the museum as well, enjoying an exhibit of Chinese calligraphy, and a collection of glass sculptures by a contemporary artist. It was very enjoyable, and... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This was a very relaxing place to walk and sit. No regrets about going. However, I would like to see a little better upkeep of the grounds.

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Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The drive from 684 is pleasant and calming. The scenery isn't dramatically beautiful but it is refreshing to see. Once you arrive, you enter the museum, which really isn't a museum at all but gallery with rotating exhibits and a reception hall for weddings and other events. To me, the real attraction is the stroll garden, which, as stroll gardens... More 

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new canaan ct
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

As someone who has lived in Japan, I was disappointed both by the museum and the garden. They are a pleasant enough afternoon stroll on a weekend, but struck me as a dilettante's place.

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We enjoyed a short stroll even though it was a bit cool and nothing in bloom. It was quiet and peaceful here and made us relax. We saw one small turtle and several goldfish in the pond. This stop helped to restore our energy.

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