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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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Place not to be missed

Visiting Farmington on vacation and stopped for a tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide with the tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA
Hill Stead Museum

An absolute treasure, this museum is home to many priceless works of art in a setting that you... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Farmington, Connecticut
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunken garden” (29 reviews)
“theodate pope” (27 reviews)
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Farmington on vacation and stopped for a tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide with the tour lasting about 1 hour. Wonderful art work not usually seen because it is not allowed to leave the home. There is walking trails and a tea room for tea,...More

Thank MCP2006
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

An absolute treasure, this museum is home to many priceless works of art in a setting that you cannot understand without visiting. Imagine being invited to a friend's house and there are original works by Degas, Whistler, Manet and Cassat in their home. Of course...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to go and visit the only problem is that the farmers market has been canceled this was just an unusual opening . We always looked forward to spending our Sundays at the farmers market certainly wish they would...More

Thank Nancy U
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a disappointment. This house is quite beautiful and, unlike many mansions of its time, it is really created to human scale. But visitors must tour the house with a guide. There was far too much information about the family along with some good info...More

Thank 1Nicole
Reviewed 29 June 2017

One of CT historical homes with impressive art collection by monet,manet. degard good for hiking trail. Check their website for summer poetry festival -Sunken Garden

Thank anakmelayu
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I.ve lived in CT my whole life and never visited this wonderful place. The house is beautiful kept...art collection amazing! Grounds are stunning. Cute little tea shop that sells little lunch and dessert items. Walking trails too!! I would have given 5 stars but didn't...More

Thank ScarlettandRhett
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There are no picture allowed in the house. The house has been preserved since the owners death in 1947. The collection is not allowed to be loaned out under the terms of the will. So this is only way you will ever see the works...More

1  Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Grew up in the area and only visited, a few years ago! What a treasure! I had the luxury of a personalized tour, as I visited on a day/time, when no one else was ready to tour. The guide was knowledgeable and just lovely. The...More

Thank Roberta R
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Every May Hill-Stead Museum has a two day May Market featuring a plant sale and many vendors selling everything from Jewelry, lavender filled pillows, lamps, pillows, linen hand towels, olive oil and so much more! The venue is spectacular- lovely gardens and beautiful vistas -...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Beautiful turn-of-century (19th to 20th) home designed by America's first female architect, Theodate Pope, as a retirement home for her iron baron Cleveland parents. Gilded Age but none of the pomp and glitz of others. Just excellent taste in a gorgeous country setting outside Hartford,...More

Thank brucewyatt2
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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