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Bush-Holley House Museum

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727
+1 203-869-6899
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A wonderful surprise - Revolutionary war period house

Even if you are not interested in history about the war, here is an opportunity to see how people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark W
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Seattle, Washington
The tour is a must!

The docent did a great job creating an informative conversation with us in each room of the house... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
leegirls
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
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39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not interested in history about the war, here is an opportunity to see how people lived in one house from the 1700s through the early 20th century. Fascinating. The docent was well informed and made the tour very interesting and interactive....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The docent did a great job creating an informative conversation with us in each room of the house for a much more memorable experience than any self guided walk-through might have been. She was also very gracious with my teen and tween daughters, who were...More

Thank leegirls
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If in Greenwich, go there. It is convenient to downtown Greenwich, small and artistic. Kid friendly. A lot about Greenwich founding and colonial revolutionary war history and old founders of the area. Not too far from Bruce museum and metro north railroad Class trip friendly....More

Thank OurCaptiva
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Almost 300 years of local history on site, including a glimpse into the little known history of slavery in Connecticut. There is also a small gallery with permanent and rotating exhibitions. The grounds are well maintained, parking is free, and the $10 admission included a...More

Thank ofglass
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take a guided tour and learn about the artist's colony. The buildings and house are very well-kept and give a good feel for historical activities that took place in this little corner of Greenwich.

Thank RocketNinja
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A great place to visit if you're in the area. The house had 2 notable families, the Bushes (1750ish-1850ish) and the Holleys (1875ish-1950ish), and half the house is decorated for each family. Our docent-led tour had 7 people, including the 2 of us. Even though...More

1  Thank neekeem
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was my first time at the Bush-Holley House, in Cos Cob, and in the state of Connecticut. I spent a couple hours exploring the tranquil enclave of Cos Cob, a section of Greenwich with a beautiful harbor, and this quaint National Historic Landmark. This...More

1  Thank Dante M
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Although the guide did a wonderful job in explaining the complex history of this house, it is essential that you buy the guide to the house if you want to fully understand it. There is a small but very interesting gift shop, and we found...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We took the kids when they were little and had a nice time. It is just one building and can be done in a few hours. Tour staff was very good.

1  Thank tom p
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My family and I have visited the Bush-Holley House a few times now for both their rotating exhibitions presented by the Greenwich Historical Society as well as their standing collection of outstanding artwork in the house proper. Their docents are very knowledgeable and interesting and...More

1  Thank Eleganceamust
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Call to double check: 203-869-6899 Hours Bush-Holley House January—February: Open Saturday and Sunday March—December: Open Wednesday—Sunday Hours: 12—4 pm. Docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm or by appointment. For... More
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