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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
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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
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Northeast
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 December 2006

If this house had been owned by someone famous, it would get more attention. It belongs to the local historical society and is open limited hours, so check! The house was built in 1836 and was owned by the Barnes/Bradley family until 1973. They never...More

5  Thank velmavelour
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Beautiful old home, well-restored. Lots of period pieces, old photos, etc. Good parking across the street.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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