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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 beautiful American home with treasured art

After living in the area for much too long without visiting the Hill-Stead museum, I finally went... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
moonbeam83
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Granby, Connecticut
Great venue

Attended a wedding and the grounds, sunken garden and barn for dining were beautiful. Great photo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen L
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Farmington, Connecticut
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunken garden” (31 reviews)
“theodate pope” (30 reviews)
“art collection” (19 reviews)
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
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+1 860-677-4787
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"hidden gem"
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"poetry festival"
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"walking trails"
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"her parents"
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"new england"
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"amazing art"
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"lovely home"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After living in the area for much too long without visiting the Hill-Stead museum, I finally went on a tour with my adult daughter. Why is it we bypass the treasures closest to us? The grounds are spectacular, the home is beautiful and the art...More

Thank moonbeam83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a wedding and the grounds, sunken garden and barn for dining were beautiful. Great photo ops and bring your own caterer. Views of the valley. Museum is also quite special. Look for various special events all year long.

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Thanks to my fellow Trip Advisors for recommending this tour -- I had never heard of Theodate Pope Riddle but the story of her life was fascinating and the house is beautiful. The house contains some famous paintings that have never been shown in museums.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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