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Butler-McCook Homestead

396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
+1 860-522-1806
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Best thing in Hartford

This was the best thing in the city. I did a last minute jaunt up to Hartford to check the box for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott A
Old house on Main Street

If you're into old restored homes with history this place is more than reasonable. Parking in rear... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford's oldest remaining house, built in 1782 as the home to Eliza Butler and her husband Rev. John McCook, offers a fine collection of vintage furnishings, paintings and Oriental artifacts.
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3 weeks ago
“Best thing in Hartford”
22 May 2017
“Old house on Main Street”
396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3001
+1 860-522-1806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best thing in the city. I did a last minute jaunt up to Hartford to check the box for Connecticut in my quest for all 50 states. I was feeling kinda meh about the city, but then I decided to go into...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you're into old restored homes with history this place is more than reasonable. Parking in rear, some gardens. Short walk to Wadsworth Atheneum, Ancient Burial Ground, Bushnell Park and several other nearby venues; a few blocks from CT river.

Thank BandLyn
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in for a quick look. The guide was VERY VERY informative. This family has a diverse history and it is worth a stop.

Thank 411Luv2Travel
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to an endless amount of New England historical houses and quite frankly they start all seeming alike. This one isnt well advertised and I've walked by it and not noticed it, but it's worth visiting. There is so much original items and informations...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was asked to be part of a reading at the Butler-McCook Homestead. I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before! It is a must-see for history buffs!

Thank JenJF5678
Reviewed 27 August 2015

History is just a short ride into Hartford on Main Street, you can step back into time and experience the past up close. You get the feeling that the old family is still there. Great history and a nice place to take the family! Must...More

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The Butler-McCook House & Garden is a wonderful time capsule right on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Nestled between Bushnell Park and developing Front Street, this Georgian Colonial homestead is the oldest residence in this capital city. Steps from City Hall and the Wadsworth Atheneum...More

8  Thank Mary-EllenCallahan
Reviewed 21 September 2013

What an unexpected suprise! Visited during Envisionfest 2013. One section of the house is a fascinating history of Main St and the city of Hartford. You will see downtown in a whole new light - the Park River hidden beneath, the massive changes - and...More

4  Thank HikerTraveler
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The Butler-McCook House and Garden and Main Street History Center is a gem waiting to be discovered! The Butler and McCook families occupied the home for nearly two centuries, the last in residence until 1971! The house is full of art, antiques, artifacts and family...More

10  Thank HartfordOwl
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