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There are museums that recreate history. Then there is Stanley Whitman house, which is a living recreation of the history. As you walk through the house and listen to living actors playing the role of times, history comes alive. A must visit in Farmington.
My husband and I visited this house on April 22. It is a great old history with an interesting history and presentation. What makes it come alive is the docent, Tina, who did a wonderful job of telling us about the house, the people who...More
Although I visited Farmington to see the Hill-Stead Museum, I ended up spending far more time here. Tina gave an excellent introduction to the house, its history, and the task of renovation. The displays are modest but well-presented and informative. The archaeological findings on display...More
If you are going to the wonderful Hill-Stead Museum you might want to go around the corner to stop here too. A fairly small, typical colonial era house. I was not that impressed with the interiors. The admission price of $7.00 is a little steep...More
We found this Revolutionary War era home on the way to the Hill-Stead House and we are so glad we returned the next day! Tina was at the reception desk and gave an excellent introduction to the house and the 'dooryard' gardens, then sent us...More
I am researching for a historical novel set in Colonial America. I visited the Stanley-Williams house. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour. The house has been renovated well. It was interesting to see a home built around a huge central chimney. The...More
I was very interested in this house and it's history - but disappointed after visiting. We went to a Christmas presentation and the story was pretty shallow and didn't really give you a sense of the time and circumstances. The restoration on the house is...More