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Bush-Holley House Museum

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early american history

this museum is located in cos cob, ct., just off exit 4 of interstate 95. the house has 2 stories... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
arthur w
Brooklyn, New York
Great piece of history a bit off the beaten path

Near exit 4, this is a terrific museum/historical society. Right now there (through spring 2018... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Norwalk, 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.
39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727
+1 203-869-6899
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

It's about art and history with some disturbing facts about the slaves who lived there. It was very informative.

2  Thank peggyvb
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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
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

this museum is located in cos cob, ct., just off exit 4 of interstate 95. the house has 2 stories to tell, one about the colonial dwelling, and one about the art colony that thrived here. both are of great interest, with many paintings on...More

Thank arthur w
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Near exit 4, this is a terrific museum/historical society. Right now there (through spring 2018) is an exhibit on the history of Jews in Greenwich. The presentation is well thought out and comprehensive. The best part is touring this house which is over 200 years...More

Thank ABW401
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Well worth your time both for a docent led tour of the Bush-Holley House, as well as the separate (un-docented) special exhibit. The house itself has provides a good feel of 200 years of history, plus the key role it played in the American Impressionist...More

Thank SandyRiver
Reviewed 11 September 2017

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.

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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
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19 October 2015|
Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
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