Artistic Respite — Far from the Madding Crowd

National Historic Landmark offers French Impressionist Paintings, Hiking Trails and More

Need to get away from the 'madding crowd' at home? Hill-Stead Museum, just 35 minutes north of Middletown in Farmington is the perfect respite. The property encompasses 152 acres and visitors are welcome to walk the many trails around the Colonial Revival-style home for free.

Connecticut architect Theodate Pope Riddle completed work on Hill-Stead (her parents’ home) in 1901. The museum tour of the amazing home is worth the $10 admission fee. Original works by Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Whistler and more will inspire and invigorate you. A stop into the Sunken Garden can cheer your spirits or provide a moment of contemplation away from the world.

Hill-Stead truly has something for everyone. Check out the online calendar of events to learn more. There are enough events to fill up your social calendar for the remainder of spring and summer!

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