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Address: 37 High St, Farmington, CT 06032-2314
Phone Number: +1 860-677-9222
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Both the house and its narrative are well-crafted

Although I visited Farmington to see the Hill-Stead Museum, I ended up spending far more time here. Tina gave an excellent introduction to the house, its history, and the task of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
John K
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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

There are museums that recreate history. Then there is Stanley Whitman house, which is a living recreation of the history. As you walk through the house and listen to living actors playing the role of times, history comes alive. A must visit in Farmington.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My husband and I visited this house on April 22. It is a great old history with an interesting history and presentation. What makes it come alive is the docent, Tina, who did a wonderful job of telling us about the house, the people who lived in it in the 1700's as well as how the area was settled. I... More 

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Thank Vessell
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Although I visited Farmington to see the Hill-Stead Museum, I ended up spending far more time here. Tina gave an excellent introduction to the house, its history, and the task of renovation. The displays are modest but well-presented and informative. The archaeological findings on display are also interesting. It struck me as being an excellent introduction to Farmington's past. It... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Visited with my grandson and my husband. Nice displays and outside colonial garden. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit.

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Thank Jan C
Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

If you are going to the wonderful Hill-Stead Museum you might want to go around the corner to stop here too. A fairly small, typical colonial era house. I was not that impressed with the interiors. The admission price of $7.00 is a little steep for what little there is to see, but you could look at it as a... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We found this Revolutionary War era home on the way to the Hill-Stead House and we are so glad we returned the next day! Tina was at the reception desk and gave an excellent introduction to the house and the 'dooryard' gardens, then sent us on our own to see the rooms in depth and imagine what it was like... More 

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NC
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

I am researching for a historical novel set in Colonial America. I visited the Stanley-Williams house. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour. The house has been renovated well. It was interesting to see a home built around a huge central chimney. The rooms were furnished in two styles: utilitarian and upper-class "show-off." There was a small museum-type... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Handmade items sure to please those on your list who are difficult to buy for! Lovely setting and delightful people to help you with your search or questions.

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Avon, Connecticut
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I was very interested in this house and it's history - but disappointed after visiting. We went to a Christmas presentation and the story was pretty shallow and didn't really give you a sense of the time and circumstances. The restoration on the house is a bit puzzling with preserved original areas mixed with renovated - not sure what the... More 

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Tustin, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

If you want to visit a home that probably hasn’t changed much in three hundred years, this is the place to check out. The “framed overhang” style of architecture is well represented here. When I arrived, there were no other people touring the property. After an enthusiastic 10-minute lecture by the staff about the home and history of Farmington, one... More 

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