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Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum

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Address: 192 Main St, Torrington, CT 06790-5201
Phone Number: +1 860-482-8260
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A fine example of how the rich lived in Torrington in days-gone-by

This is a well-run and beautifully kept museum in downtown Torrington. You will learn a great deal about the style of living of the rich mercantile class in the late 19th century... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Torrington, Connecticut

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a well-run and beautifully kept museum in downtown Torrington. You will learn a great deal about the style of living of the rich mercantile class in the late 19th century. Guided tours are most informative. Combine it with a visit to the adjacent museum on the history of Torrington from first settlement. Thank you Torrington Historical Society!

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Wendell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a beautiful old home with many original furnishings. The guided tours are given by knowledgeable, helpful people.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Great Place to step back in time!! Always nice to see were we came from! So many products made right here in Torrington, CT. Check it out!!

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Fine exhibit prepared for Black History Month!! Adds to knowledge of slavery in Connecticut and New England.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Very interesting view of old family home and history of this manufacturing town. The examples of old factory machines and replica of an early local farm shows what the working class who developed the town did.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Step back in local history in this old well preserved house with incredible wood workmanship inside and out. You're guide will provide great insight into the prominent family that lived in this house as well as the town of Torrington, CT itself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This beautiful Victorian house is home to the Torrington Historical Society. Unfortunately, it is only open on a limited basis. So check for for hours before you go.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

I wouldn't have found this attraction except for TA. The number of reviews was small, but they were very positive so I decided to stop when we were passing through. I'm so glad we visited. It was a great experience. It is a beautiful home and remarkably well preserved. It was gifted from its last owner (who cared for it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Tour a beautiful, lovingly restored fine old home with exquisite use of wood and plaster molding handwork throughout. The detailed workmanship is gorgeous. It was built in 1900 for one of Torrington's leading families, and is furnished with a combination of lovely family furniture that spans the last century and before, family portraits and artwork, and glass collections, as they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

First time visitor of this museum although I've traveled by many times. The interior woodwork is jaw dropping and beautiful and the different kinds of wood used interesting. The owner was involved in the lumber business as well as politics so it's not that surprising it such a beautiful home. My only disappointment was not being able to visit the... More 

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