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Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington

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  • Visiting Farmington on vacation and stopped for a tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide with the tour lasting about 1 hour. Wonderful art work not usually seen because it is not allowed to leave the hom...  more »
  • An absolute treasure, this museum is home to many priceless works of art in a setting that you cannot understand without visiting. Imagine being invited to a friend's house and there are original work...  more »
  • This is one of the best places to go and visit the only problem is that the farmers market has been canceled this was just an unusual opening . We always looked forward to spending our Sundays at the ...  more »
  • My 8 year old daughter visited the Hillstead on a school field trip and loved it. So, when it was time for us to have a special mom/daughter day and I told her we could do a day trip to anywhere she'd like - she chose the Hillstead! This museum exceeded my expectations in EVERY way. The stunning art, the walking trails, the gorgeous mansion, and especially the welcoming and knowledgeable staff made our day exceptional. Thank you to Michelle, Amy and the other wonderful staff who made the day unforgettable! I plan on going back and bringing other family members and friends to this beautiful place.
  • We arrived early enough so that we could explore the grounds. There are well marked paths that lead directly from the parking lot. At the beginning of each trail are boxes that contain maps of the trails. We followed the pond trail and we were rewarded with a view of a great blue heron as well as many bluebirds. Next, we took the tour of the residence. The docent was knowledgeable as well interesting to listen to. We learned about the family, the residence and the extensive collection of works of art. After approximately an hour tour, we went back outside. We found a picnic table that was in a nice shady area. We had a beautiful view of the house, gardens and the grounds. As we enjoyed our lunch, we had a chance to reflect on our visit.
  • Beautiful. The house and art are spectacular. The grounds are OK. The docents were excellent. The art is museum level.
  • Amazing piece of local history. Something for everyone here. Spectacular scenery.
  • One of the most interesting house museums I've ever been to. Also the place where I've seen the most Monet haystacks paintings--and I've been to Paris!

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