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Hill–Stead Museum is a Colonial Revival house and art museum set on a large estate at 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, Connecticut. It is best known for its French Impressionist masterpieces, architecture, and stately grounds. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark as a nationally significant example of Colonial Revival architecture, built in 1901 to designs that were the result of a unique collaboration between Theodate Pope Riddle, one of the United States' first female architects, and the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White. The house was built for Riddle's father, Alfred Atmore Pope, and the art collection it houses was collected by Pope and Riddle.Plan to see Hill-Stead Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Farmington day trip site.
Hill-Stead Museum reviews
this has instantly become a favorite. I tour homes a lot - love them but this place is special. the property & views are spectacular. I caught an early snowfall & like a fairy tale. the fine art...
this has instantly become a favorite. I tour homes a lot - love them but this place is special. the property & views are spectacular. I caught an early snowfall & like a fairy tale. the fine art... more »
Fascinating collection of wonderful Impressionist art displayed in the hole of tge collectors. The art is accessible up close through small group tours led by guides.
Fascinating collection of wonderful Impressionist art displayed in the hole of tge collectors. The art is accessible up close through small group tours led by guides. more »
I first came here in elementary school for a field trip. It was my first exposure to great art and it's in such a beautiful setting. I loved it then and I loved it more upon returning recently. The grounds are picturesque and peaceful. Perfect for a relaxing walk. Entering the house for the tour is a magical experience. You are stepping back in time and the very knowledgeable guides are there to bring it to life for you.
I've photographed weddings here several times and it's a stunner! The grounds are incredible all year round but especially in the fall. The foliage is amazing, the sunken garden it such a unique spot and the lighting always seems to be perfect here. Definitely a top 5 venue of mine.
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