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Hill-Stead Museum

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Stunning artwork and house

Totally blown away by the magnificence of the house and the unrivaled artwork on display. To see... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
kevinbjones
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Wedmore, United Kingdom
Such a wonderful home and art collection!

My husband and I so enjoyed our tour of Hill-Stead. The grounds are beautifully maintained as is... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
KMfromMA
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Nantucket
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Totally blown away by the magnificence of the house and the unrivaled artwork on display. To see one master in a day is good, but to see several is without parallel. Whether you are an art lover or not - this has to be worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

My husband and I so enjoyed our tour of Hill-Stead. The grounds are beautifully maintained as is the home. Our guide, Claudie, was excellent. We felt fortunate to have her for what turned out to be a private tour. She shared interesting information about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

On the museum grounds for a wedding and reception. Great setting and the staff that provided the services was wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely location. Visits to the house are by guided tour only. Our guide, David, was extremely knowledgeable. The art on display is exceptional. It is never loaned out. The Mary Cassatt painting in the guest bedroom is beautiful. There are also some very good Degas,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lin D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stunned by the world class artwork and the at home feel of the house. I’ve been to many, many regional museums and toured many homes and can say without a doubt, this one is a stunner because of the artwork. Amazing to see the paintings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The Hill-Stead Museum was the first architectural project of Theodate Pope Riddle. It functioned as a country home for her parents and is over the 30,000 SF in size. The grounds are gorgeous (150+ acres) You can tour the Home and view the house as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Hill-Stead Museum has a lot to offer-- a classic house designed by one of the first female architects in the U.S., a property designed by one of the first female landscape architects in the U.S., hiking trails and a priceless collection of art and antiques...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Theodate Pope Riddle was ahead of her times. The home/museum was designed by her. This was in the early years of the 20th century when women were barely represented in the field of architecture. She was encouraged by her father; she was their only child....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were touring New England from the UK as our Golden Wedding Anniversary Trip. We turned up without a booking and were lucky to have the guided tour with only two other people so the guide was able to give us more individual attention. To...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank neilmac1947
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This museum is a home that has very old paintings on the wall from Impressionists like Monet. You can watch a 12 minute video first so you can learn about it first. There is a small garden on the grounds. In the back of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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