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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 »
The guide was very informative and made the tour special. You are able to see beautiful art and interior design and learn about the life of Theodate Pope, one of the first American women...
The guide was very informative and made the tour special. You are able to see beautiful art and interior design and learn about the life of Theodate Pope, one of the first American women... more »
This place is beautiful and very historical and the tour guide was very nice BUT it was more of an artwork tour than one that focuses on the home and owner. And you cannot take photos inside home. I was able to take photos at the Getty Museum which has priceless artwork! There are Monet’s, Degas and many more artist paintings but if I wanted to here about artist I would have gone to art museum. The home has so many antiques and so much history and in my opinion that should be the focus. I became very bored and left early (1 hour tour). The grounds are simply beautiful and they still have 150 of the 300 acres. There is a contemporary art gallery and gift shop. The young lady in gift shop was very polite and friendly. No gifts with museum name that I could see. If you want to see the paintings and here back stories then this is the place to visit. There are tour times so be sure to check on website so that you won’t have to wait.
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.
It is a beautiful well- manicured place place, no doubt. Not the most friendly place and the air felt snobbish somehow with well dressed all white people, either staff or associated with the place, walking around ignoring the visitors. The place has a lot of valuable art, none of which are marked with names or dates...you had to rely on the guide who was good. It smelled like new money trying to get status with things, purchasing art made else where than US. It did not feel like a collection of passion for art. Well known Monet and Degas's paintings are there. You cannot take pictures inside.
We had our wedding at the Hill-Stead in September and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The beauty of the estate is unmatched and the staff is incredibly kind and helpful. We can’t wait to come back and visit!
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