We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Special treat

1st Sunday means free admission to this fantastic collection. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
741lindsaym
,
Lafayette, California
via mobile
A Treasure Trove Deserving of Much More Recognition!

The Barnes Museum in Southington is a must-see attraction! I am a historic home junkie and out of... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
jeffysgirl
,
Northeast
Read all 20 reviews
2
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“home”(7 reviews)
“item”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
10°
Sep
13°
Oct
-1°
Nov
Contact
85 N Main St, Southington, CT 06489-2518
Website
+1 860-628-5426
Call
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
10
6
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
10
6
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsour tour guidehomeitemtreasuretoyshistoriclifeseason
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

1st Sunday means free admission to this fantastic collection. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of this collection. Floor to ceiling art. A must for anyone visiting Philadelphia.

Thank 741lindsaym
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Barnes Museum in Southington is a must-see attraction! I am a historic home junkie and out of the many historic homes I have visited, this one really stood out. The family saved EVERYTHING, not only everything they purchased with a record of it all,...More

Thank jeffysgirl
Reviewed 2 October 2017

In addition to an educational experience related to how the Barnes family lived, they also host a great vintage vehicle shoe during the summer, a miniature fairy house display/competition, host the Taste of Southington, and have even held antique and collectible appraisals Antiques Roadshow-style.

Thank amazondan
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent example of an entrepreneurial local family, with many original furnishings and items, from toys to dining ware. Inside and out are very well-preserved, providing a setting that enables a glimpse of life in Southington dating from 1836. Hostess was very knowledgeable and hospitable

Thank Donald D B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We took a tour of the Barnes Museum the last Saturday of March (open first and last Saturdays of month...check website for additional hours). This mansion is full of treasures from the past 150 years - everything belonged to the family - not a thing...More

Thank ABW401
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited and lots of period furniture and decor. Visited after Thanksgiving and was changing the decor over to Christmas time. Tour guide was knowledgeable about the house and the period of time it represents. No good spot for parking.

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed 25 October 2016

While at the Apple Harvest festival in Southington we decided to visit this historic home. We were pleasantly surprised at all the well preserved beautiful items in the museum. Our tour guide, Bonny was very knowledgeable and knew all the backstories about all the displayed...More

Thank RPK1990
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a restored and fully furnished home that takes you back through the life of the Barnes family living there since the 1800's. The hours are limited and there is a cost to go through it. However, it is like stepping back through time....More

Thank lkis229
Reviewed 3 June 2015

It nice to see how people lived in the past, but it's nice that the hold special events from time to time. I like the fairyland they created during Apple Harvest festival and taste of Southington

Thank Regina M
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Visited the Barnes Museum on a Friday afternoon. They open at 1 PM. Was greeted by Joann a wonderful docent. We spent about an hour. She told us the story of they family who lived there. A wonderful collection of furniture, clothes, glassware and many...More

1  Thank machita17
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Southington
Residence Inn by Marriott Southington
163 reviews
1.93 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Southington
575 reviews
2.53 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Southington
453 reviews
2.96 km away
Holiday Inn Express Southington
165 reviews
3.08 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 201 restaurants in Southington
Anthony Jack's Woodfired Grill
238 reviews
.18 km away
Fire Place
51 reviews
.18 km away
Pepper Pot Restaurant
60 reviews
.13 km away
Flair Restaurant and Bar
22 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 22 attractions in Southington
Mount Southington Ski Area
53 reviews
4.56 km away
Kinsmen Brewing
15 reviews
4.96 km away
Rogers Orchards
67 reviews
4.96 km away
Hubbard Park
179 reviews
6.92 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Barnes Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines