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Hill-Stead Museum

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Address: 35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
Phone Number: +1 860-677-4787
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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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A glorified gem

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
KevinandChris2015
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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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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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Thank Julie I
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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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Thank Kristy T
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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Thank doudou5995
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

On the one hand, a showcase of a jaw-dropping art collection. Over one fireplace a stunning Degas pastel of horsemen. Moving on to an early 20th Century version of a great room, two of Monet's haystack series on opposing walls. Spectacular! On the other hand, a lovely country home well-conceived with all the comforts you might imagine. Shouldn't be missed!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It only took my husband and I 20 years to visit this gem. Shame on us!! A truly beautiful home/museum with Manets, Monets, Degas, and other famed artists. Nothing in, nothing out. No lending of paintings or bringing new ones in. You would think that a one-time visit would be enough, but it isn't. There are so many beautiful things... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hill-Stead Museum is a rare historical landmark in the heart of Farmington Valley, located just off Mountain Road that begins on Rt. 10 in Farmington Center. Just head east up Mountain Road, and within a half mile you'll see the signs for the pleasantly tree lined entrance to olde tyme Farmington, the home designed by one of the first woman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

At the urging of a member of the staff at our hotel, the Farmington Inn, we visited Hill-Stead Museum. It is a stunningly beautiful Colonial Revival, 33,000 sq. foot house built in 1901 by a railroad tycoon whose talented daughter helped with the design. The house itself is gorgeous to see, preserved exactly as it was at the time of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Locals know the grounds as the place to grab a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival each summer. I've had the good fortune to sing in several classical choral concerts here as well. But, it wasn't until I ventured here with a cycling group and took a house tour that I appreciated how special Hillstead... More 

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