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Address: 85 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
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Nicely Restored Home and Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 items. All the items have a diary entry for when it was purchased,etc. So much... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. If you want to go at Christmas time, it is fully decorated for the season.... More 

Thank lkis229
Southington, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 interesting items. We loved it. Don't miss a piece of history right in Southington.

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

It is amazing what a family could collect over the years, especially one that apparently never threw anything out.

1 Thank bbunko
Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

The Barnes Museum is an amazing historical home that is fully furnished with items that belonged to the three generations of the Bradley-Barnes family. It was build in 1836 and has amazing displays of clothing, hats, photographs and much, much more. Paintings by Leila Barnes, the last lady of the house, are on display throughout the museum. The extensive grounds... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

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

1 Thank BillT2
Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Rich in towns history with lots to see. This little gem is right downtown and worth the trip. Stop for a cupcake around the corner or a coffee down Center Street. Enjoy the museums many themed events!

Thank Joanne N
Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

They have done a nice job of preserving history right on Route 10. Period artifacts are displayed throughout the home in an interesting way to keep you entertained. The guide is very friendly and informative. A nice way to spend an afternoon!

1 Thank Tim M

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