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Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace

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Address: Kent, CT
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A museum of early American tools and the site of the Kent Iron Furnace,...

A museum of early American tools and the site of the Kent Iron Furnace, which began production of pig iron in 1826.

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A Nice Stop

The Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace was a very nice place to visit. A fine collection of old tools along with the Kent Iron Furnace rounds out the visit. Sloane was an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace was a very nice place to visit. A fine collection of old tools along with the Kent Iron Furnace rounds out the visit. Sloane was an author and avid collector of Americana. For those interested in a bit of history this is a fine stop.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

The Sloane Stanley Museum is a compendium of the tools and implements of years gone by. These tools are primitive by modern standards but showcase the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the American past. The museum also displays the paintings of Eric Sloane, long renowned for his breathtaking paintings of the sky, clouds and aviation topics. Outstanding collection if you are... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Save your money and go to the Mine and Machinery Complex in the rear. They wanted alot of Money for on room of touring. Just wasnt worth the Cost for us.

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Wayne, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Men will love this museum and so will some women. My husband, grandsons and son enjoyed it as did I while my daughter-in-law shopped in Kent.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

Recently read an Eric Sloane book and was surprised to find the museum during a websearch for more titles. The website does not do it justice. This is a very impressive collection and the reproduction of his studio is awesome. I wish I had found this years ago. Unfortunately it closed this week so plan to see it when it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2008

Owned and operated by the State of Connecticut, the Sloane Stanley Museum is a monument to one of the more avid 20th century collectors of Americana. Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a painter, writer, and collector. He was fascinated with America of days long gone and he painted barns, landscapes, and structures reminiscent of our nostalgic past. He also painted clouds... More 

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