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Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace

31 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757-1617
+1 860-927-3849
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Great local history!

A must see for any fan of New England farming and our history. An impressive collection of artwork... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
mathstudent245
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northern Arizona
Amazing visit experiencing the multi- talented Eric Sloane and his love of American farms. A definite must -see!

A wonderful visit to the museum and grounds of a scientist, artist and writer. He used these gifts... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Louise T
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Farmington, CT
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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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31 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757-1617
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"a small gift shop"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A must see for any fan of New England farming and our history. An impressive collection of artwork and hand made tools.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful visit to the museum and grounds of a scientist, artist and writer. He used these gifts to express an Americana he loved and learned from. His life story and work was very impressive- amazing collection of farm implements and paintings. The town of...More

Thank Louise T
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This slightly out-of-the-way museum on the western border of Connecticut is dedicated to the life and work of American artist Eric Sloane and is well worth a visit. There is an exhibit of the early American farm tools that he collected and depicted in his...More

Thank DBPhair
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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...More

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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...More

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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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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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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...More

1  Thank Oakdale29
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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...More

9  Thank redeco
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