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Sloane-Stanley Museum & Kent Furnace

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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... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Interesting Implements and Awesome Art

The Sloane Stanley Museum is a compendium of the tools and implements of years gone by. These tools... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2014
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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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.
31 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757-1617
+1 860-927-3849
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2015
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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

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 25 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.

Date of experience: October 2013
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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.

Date of experience: February 2013
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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

Date of experience: October 2012
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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

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