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A work of art, inside and out.

A National Historic Landmark located in beautiful Farmington, the Hill-Stead Museum is a 1901 33,000 square-foot house filled to brimming 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.

As designated in Theodate’s will, the house has been left completely intact as she lived in it, stipulating that none of the original art can be exhibited anywhere else in the world.   Paintings by Degas, Monet, Manet and Whistler are featured alongside ornate antiques, Japanese woodblock prints, Wedgewood china, and beloved family items.  Hill-Stead’s glorious property includes walking trails, breathtaking vistas, and a circa 1920 sunken garden designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand.

The Hill-Stead Museum is handicapped accessible on the first floor only, and in the Sunken Garden and Makeshift Theater.

35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT