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Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Great venue

Attended a wedding and the grounds, sunken garden and barn for dining were beautiful. Great photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen L
Farmington, Connecticut
via mobile
An American Feminist

Thanks to my fellow Trip Advisors for recommending this tour -- I had never heard of Theodate Pope... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Massapequa Park, New York
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This museum houses a large collection of French Impressionist paintings.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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35 Mountain Rd, off Route 10, Farmington, CT 06032-2372
+1 860-677-4787
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a wedding and the grounds, sunken garden and barn for dining were beautiful. Great photo ops and bring your own caterer. Views of the valley. Museum is also quite special. Look for various special events all year long.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Thanks to my fellow Trip Advisors for recommending this tour -- I had never heard of Theodate Pope Riddle but the story of her life was fascinating and the house is beautiful. The house contains some famous paintings that have never been shown in museums.

1  Thank Sandy317
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Hill-Stead Museum is a wonderful visit back in time. The historic house is well kept and the gardens are beautiful. The paintings are tremendous - you would never expect to see paintings from such renowned artists in such a suburban setting. Highly recommend.

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Final day of our three day mini CT vacay and we arrived at the Hill Stead Museum and were the only ones on the 10:30 tour . Our guide was lovely, very informative about the house and the family that built it. Exceptional paintings by...More

Thank Momma L
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you have interests in history, art, or architecture, I highly recommend you devote a couple of hours to this interesting and lovely home. Our guide was extremely knowledgable. My only criticism was that she had quite a bit she needed to impart in her...More

1  Thank DulciTraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our guide Patricia Clark was extremely knowledgeable and engaging as we toured this wonderful Connecticut Colonial Revival home of female architect Theodate Pope Riddle. The private Impressionist Art collection is truly spectacular and the surrounding environs are beautiful, especially on an autumn day.

Thank judyblake78
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our son and his girlfriend were recently married at the Hill-Stead Museum. It was a lovely location with beautiful views and outdoor vistas.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very nice historical visit with a guided tour. Take the tour during the spring when everything is flowering.

1  Thank HappyTrailsTwoYou
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This house was built by Theodate Pope who was the first woman architect in the US. The house is beautiful with a lovely collection of Impressionist paintings. The grounds are also gorgeous and include a formal garden, a large field and woods to explore.

Thank Sophia d
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely recommend and give yourself at least an hour to enjoy the tour. Suzanne was a storytelling MASTER and when she finished weaving her storyline, I felt as if I was a member of the Pope family, Theodate’s sister even!! The meticulous care of the...More

Thank Shannon H
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Jerry S
9 June 2016|
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of tours. I took the basic 1 hour with a small group. There are more options than they list on the web site. You can call them or send email -- but they are busy in the summer with weddings so you do... More