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Hill-Stead Museum

Category: Historic Site
Address:
35 Mountain Rd.
Farmington, 06032
Highway Access: (I-84 Ex. 39)
Description:

A National Historic Landmark and a official project for Save America’s Treasures, Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut, is a stop on the Connecticut Art Trail and a member of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. Hill-Stead is noted for its 1901, 33,000-square-foot house filled with art and antiques. Pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle designed the Colonial Revival-style house, set on 152 hilltop acres, to showcase the Impressionist masterpieces amassed by her father, Cleveland iron industrialist Alfred A. Pope. Hill-Stead is one of the nation’s few remaining representations of early 20th century country place estates. Collections include paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, James M. Whistler and Mary Cassatt, as well as numerous works on paper and Japanese woodblock prints, all displayed among original furnishings in an intimate family setting. Stately trees, seasonal gardens, over three miles of stonewalls and woodland trails for walks or cross-country skiing accent the grounds. A centerpiece of the property is the c.1920 sunken garden designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, now the site of the summer-long Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

Phone: (860) 677-4787
FAX: (860) 677-0174
Website: http://www.hillstead.org
Email: guaya@hillstead.org
Attraction Rate: Adults $15, seniors & students $12, children (6-12) $8, under 6 free.
Dates of Operation: Tue.-Sun.
Hours: Tue.-Sun. 10-4 (last tour at 3 p.m.).
Handicap Accessible: yes
Credit Card: Yes
Special Rentals: Yes
Group Rates: Yes
Bus Fee: None
Tourtime: 1 hour
 
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